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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUBNAEr-MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1807.
AT ... OXFORDS AND SLIPPERS AT Boys', Misses' and Children's Oxfords for HALF PRICE BANKRUPT SALE OF THE FIT WELL SHOE STOCK Any Ladies' $2.50, $3.00 or $:i.50 Oxford in the Jj Qg Any Man's $5,00 Oxford in the house 33 45 ALL SIZES, ALL STYLES ALL LEATHERS 515Kans. Ave. John I. EJJLET Henry C. 515 Kans. Ave. OPEN TILL 10:30 TONIGHT. n jtw i w i wmmmmmmmm .M mm - s i PR. D. A. COOKIXGHAM. Five Systems of Treatment ! One of The Best Equipped Offices in the State. J. X-Ray. 2. Electricity. 3, Vibration. 4. Osteopathy. 5. Medicine. DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMEN'. Very few women enjoy Rood health and many of them will buy some much advertised eureall and treat themselves for months or go to some so-called healer or some fake and In this way become chronio Invalids. What else can you expect when such a delicate organism is subjected to such hit or miss treatment? Dr. Cooklngham treats successfully legcorrhoea. or whites, Inflammation, ulceration, painful and irregular menses. DISEASES OP MEN. Every form of trouble treated scientifically. Losses of ambition, failing memory, loss of will power, sleeplessness, or any other condition due to ner vous exhaustion brought on by breaking- the laws of nature. Consult the doctor on these delicate points. All business confidential. Names of patients never published except by request of the patient who has been cured All correspondence confidential- If you can not call, write. ro not delay treatment. If you eome today, tomorrow you will be on the road to perfect health. Hours: 9 to 12; 2 to.5, 7 to S. Sunday: 9.30 to 12. DR. D. A. COOK I Nfi Afl 106 West 8th Street. Opposite Transfer Station. NAVAL JDISASTER. An Explosion Bsported on the Battleship Georgia. Seventeen of Hers Crew Injured, 8 cf Them Seriously. NEWS BY WIRELESS. She Is on Her Way to Boston With the" Wounded. The Vessel Has Been in Com mission But 10 Months. ilk a, JrA The Hay Fever Season Is approaching. It is hero now for some folk. Doubtless you have tried many methods for relief, and you would be grateful If cured. The Cause Is In the nervous constitution. Certain irritants, as pollen of plants, dust, etc., will bring; on the, attack. Chiropractic Adjustment removing the Will correct this abnormal nervous condition, tension and pressure from the nerves. Do not continue to suffer from Asthma, Pleurisy, Indigestion, tension and pressure froion. Constipation. Torpid Liver, etc. Headache. Spinal Irritatm Asthma, Pleurisy, Indigestion, If you are "all run down, "and your weight is decreasing, your system does not assimilate food properly try Chiropractic and be well. Write for booklet. Consultation and examination free. Hours: 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Wilson J. Robb, B. S., D. C. 822 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kas. Room 12. Just Over the Gas Office. , Evenings by appointment. J : i ! Grocers and Butchers Picnic Vinewood Park, July 18th. Entertainment for Both Old and Young Elegant Prizes Offered for Successful Contestants. Grocery stores close all day, and all othes stores have been invited to close at least one-half day. Bring your family and enjoy an outing with us. BIG CHARTER FEE. J. j. Helm Pays Over $2,500 to State Today. ; 1 4 MODERN DENTISTRY Many dentists do not think it pays to go to all the trouble of boiling and eternizing instruments after each pa tient. We do. We believe in clean liness and most of our patients ap preciate our efforts. Many serious blood diseases are transmitted from one patient to another by their den tist using instruments that were last used on a patient suffering with a blood disease or ulcerated teeth and gums. It is very easy to cause infections In this manner if the instruments are not properly sterilized. LUX & LUX DENTISTS A HEAVY WATERSPOUT. Damage Around Leavenworth mated tu a Half Million. Esti- 803 Kanssa. Are. Tel. 614. to We Have Moved Same superior work at tl e same uld prices by the same old experts. Note change in our ad dress and phone number. TOPEKA HAT WORKS 23 W. 7th. Ind. Phone 1485 GEO. B. PALMER SELLS. Topeka's Oldest Vndertaker Disposes - or His Business. . George B. Palmer, the, oldest under taker in Topeka, who has been in busi ness in Topeka since November 20. 1871, has sold his business to Baumgart ner & Hill, and will retire. He expec:s to move to the Pacific coast. The business has been in the family xor sou years. Leavenworth. Kan., July IS. A waterspout last night caused damage within a radius of 15 miles of Leaven worth estimated at half a million dol lars. Over six Inches of rain fell. At latan. Mo., several hundred head of cattle were drowned and hundreds of acres of wheat were washed into the Missouri river. All railways report tracks out and traffic is demoralised. The Missouri river is rising rapidly and persons living in the bottoms are tak ing their stock and other belongings to the hills. , DEATHS AND FUNERALS. William Vernon Barnes, the 7-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. .rnW,die'1 at the hone of his oar entp, 1407 Monroe street, today. The deceased was also the grandson of Mrs. Ellen Slaughter. The death of the child was due to stomach trouble. The fun eral will be held Tuesday afternoon fat 2 o clock at the residence. The remains of Jennie Sharp who died in Las Vegas last week arrived In To peka Sunday and the funeral services will be held at the Third Presbyterian church Tuesday at 4 o'clock. Friends who care to view the remains may do ko by calling at the family home, 609 Madi son street, Tuesday morning. L0CALMEim6y. The Topeka Midgets defeated the Val ley Falls team yesterday afternoon In a fast game by the score of 4 to 3. Thomp ron. the Valley Falls pitcher, struck out 1J men. while Robinson, the twlrler for the Midgets, made five men- fan. Mrs. Flora O. Knight, formerly of this city but lately of San Luis Obispo. Cal ifornia, is visiting here on her return from an extended trip through the Unit ed States, taking in the Jamestown ex position. She in the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. VanZant. Mrs. Dr. A. A. Allen, sr.. who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs, Dr. A. A. Allen of this city" for the past three weeks, leaves today for her home in Ottawa. Mr. R. M. VanZant who has been con fined to his bed is able to be around with the old of crutches., . " V ' "... - J. J. Helm of Kansas City, and his associates, this morning paid to the state of Kansas $2,577.50 for a charter for the Joplln & Pittsburg railway, a $5,000,000 corporation which has been or ganized to build a standard gauge electric line connecting the cities of Pittsburg, Joplin, Columbus and neigh boring towns. The line will run through Crawford, Cherokee and Labette coun ties in Kansas and Jasper and Newton in Missouri, and will be 150 miles in length. The promoters of the concern have invested $1,100,000 of their stock in the purchase of the. Pittsburg street railway and light plant. The incorporators are as follows: Joseph J. Helm. Kansas City, Mo. : John A. Prescott, Kansas City, Mo.: Fred H. Felch, Pittsburg, Kan.; J. W. Ground, Carthage, Mo.; H. ,W. Noble, Detroit, Mich.;- Wm. J. Cahoon,-Carthage, Mo.; Thos. K. Irwin, Carthage. Mo,;'D. L. Robinson, Buffalo, N. Y. ; R. E. Richards son, Kansas City. Mo.; Edward C. Wright, Kansas City. Mo.; C. G. Hutch eson, Kansas City, Mo. CHAS. L. SHORTSUES. Brings Mandamus Action Against Sheriff of Xeosho County, Charles L. Short of Topeka . this afternoon commenced mandamus pro ceedings in the supreme court to com pel M. L, Ogg, sheriff of Neosho coun ty, to proceed with the sale of the property of the American Oil & Gas company, against which Mr. Short re covered a judgment for $5,273. The sale was set for June 24, but was tied up by the Neosho county court, which Issued a restraining order on the sheriff to prevent its taking plaee, be cause C. L. Clayton, another creditor. interfered, with another suit against the company. Justice Silas Porter allowed the al ternative writ, and. set the hearing for July 22, - Cut In the Back. .'. Grant Gunter, a negro chauffeur for Dr. J. C. McClintock, was stabbed in the back Saturday. He was a by stander during a fight and met ' the usual fate. He was removed to Christ hospital, where it was found that his Injuries are not serious. Washington, July 15. Word has Just reached the navy department of an explosion on the battleship Georgia this morning by which seventeen per sons were injured among them being Lieutenant Goodrich and Midshipmen Cruise and Goldthwaite. Cruise Is seriously Injured. The accident occur red while the vessel was at target practice In Cape Cod Bay, Mass. The department received its infor mation from Rear Admiral Thomas, commanding the second division of the Atlantic fleet. The message was sent from aboard his flagship, the Vir ginia at sea and. came by wireless telegraphy to Highland Light, Mass. ine telegram was as follows: "Accident on Georgia at 10 o'clock, 17 injured, 8 seriously. Eight inch charge ignited in the after superim posed turret. Ueutsnant Goodrich and Midshipmen Cruise and -Gold thwaite Injured, Cruise seriously.- None dead yet. A board of investigation has been ordered. . Will send the Georgia to the Boston navy yard at once for transfer of the injured to a hospital. win wire the names of the injured immediately on receiving informa tion." The Georgia is commanded by Hen ry McCrea, former commander of the battleship Iowa, who recently relieved Captain R. G, Davenport, retired. The : Georgia is one of the, newest battle ships of the navy and has been in com mission about ten months. Lieuten ant Charles Goodrich,' one of the in-, jured was appointed to the navy from Connecticut in 1897. He is a son of Rear Admiral Goodrich, now in com mand of the New York navy yard. Midshipman John . T. Cruse was born in Kentucky and appointed the navy from Nebraska. He has been at tached to the Georgia since October last. Midshipman Faulkner Goldthwaite born in Kentucky and appointed to the ed to the navy in June, 1903. He-has been attached to the Georgia only two month9. ' The .wounded officers and sailors will be taken to. the hos pital at Chelsea, Mass. Immediately upon hearing of the disaster -Acting Secretary Newberry l.eent directions to the hospital authorities .that every, thing be done to care properly for the wounded. .At, the same time he. sent a telegram io the -'.ship's officers ex pressing his condolence. over the sad affair. . . : -" . . Later Five of those injured'lj';the Georgia are, dead. . . . t , . PASSES FLOOD STAGE Missouri River Reaches Highest Point Since 1904. ; RUNSj UlJOj MILLIONS. Total Increase in Taxable Property V Jl&tceeds $21,000,000. The total increase in the value of all taxable property in the state for 1907 over 1906 is $21,170,208, a little less thi?n half of which is increase in railroad valuation.' ' - This is the announcement made to day from the office of the state audi tor, where the assessment summaries for the year have been completed. The total value of all taxable property this year is $425,241,900, as compared with frn,un,TO last year. Wyandotte .county leads in the total value, of all;;, property, real, personal, and railroad, Iwitlr Jai total of $19,540,125. the leading' counties are as follows: Shawnee $19,065,919 Sedgwick 14,526.224 Montgomery 10,691,r.70 Leavenworth 9,725,(35 Allen 7,961,219 Sumner 7,708,85 Crawford 7,535,)f$ Butler ,. 7.035,771 Morton county, the southwest corner county of the state jumped Into the spot light with a marvelous increase in its assessed valuation on lands. It as sesses Its farm land at $3 per acre, while Comanche, which is 100 mill's further . east, assesses its farm land at 73 cents. Moiton county lists only 25 town lots, but It assesses them at $356 each, which is the highest valuation in the state outside of Leavenworth coun ty. There is a dark and bloody puroose In this. Morton county is about to have an auction sale of property taken by the county for- taxes, and it wants it to appear that property in that county is of high value. Butler county reports the largest acre age of farm land, 916,650. The total val uation of farm lands in the five highest counties are as follows: Sedgwick, $4,265,911; Reno, $4,420,712; Shawnee, $3,933,670; Lyon, $3,640,651; Butler,, $3,449,391. . On the number and value of town lots the following is the report from some of the principal counties: County No. Lots. Sedgwick 85,625 Wyandotte 75,000 Shawnee 50,384 Leavenworth 10,838 Average value. J 69.68 140.71 196.06 395.02 132.25 43.40 52.67 50.60 - 94.55 167.30 83.69 50.45 Atchison 12,841 Sumner 26,511 Franklin 19.440 Cowley 25.7S6 Crawford 19,963 Montgomery 18.937 Osage , 16,003 Keno 30,305 The average value of farm lands in some of the high counties is as follows: Wyandotte, 127.25; Shawnee, f 11.26: Johnson, $10.30; Allen, $10.13; Leaven worth, $9.04; Sedgwick, $6.87; Atchison, "62. 4 The Shawnee county valuations are higher than most counties in proportion because Shawnee assesses on a 50 per cent basis, while some of the other coun. ties assess on a basis of 25 per cent or even lower. - MORE IN THE FOLD. Eighteen More Insurance Companies - Charged. With Being in Trust. BIG Special Bargains In the Subway. 10 qt. Galvanized Pails 17c. 6 qt Royal Granite Pud- ding Pan 17c. 6 qt. Royal Granite Pre serving Kettle. 24c. 14 qt. Royal Granite Dish Pan 39c. 25c Broom, 3 sewed 19c. Large White Bowl and Pitcher 95c. Hardwood Clothes Pins ledoz. Kansas City, July 15.- The ... Mis souri river at Kansas City and In this vicinity has passed the flood stage and more or less damage in the wholesale district in the west, and east bottoms here may be expected, within the next 24 hours, according to Weather Ob server Conner. lne stage at ll o'clock was six inches above the flood stage, which is 21 feet. The river rose 2 feet and 5 inches in the past 24 hours and a further rise of a foot or so is expected before- Tuesday noon. This is the highest stage since the great flood of the spring: of 1904. How ever, no great damage is expected and nothing approaching that wrought three years ago is feared. The dam age probably will be confined to the flooding of basements of the business houses in the bottoms here and the driving out of squatters. As the day proceeded there was no improvement in the movement of trains, all of which were behind time, while soma had been temporarily an nulled. One hundred cars of cattle destined for this - market failed to reach here today because of washouts at different points. AX INCH OP RAIN. That Is What Was Recorded Night in Topeka, Last The weather conditions in this city to day have been of the 'Sehaser" variety for that of last night when heavy rains fell over the eastern and northern por tion of the state. The sun has not shown Its face since it went down last night and the weather conditions have been of the most threatening variety. Just after 2 o'clock the cloud banks thickened and a light shower followed though the conditions remain threaten ing. The total rainfall was not quite an Inch. The river was about a foot higher to day noon than at the same hour yester day, indicating .heavy rains west and north of the city. Soldier creek at the reform school was "within one foot of the top of the bank shortly after noon today but has been gradually falling since that time. Reports continue to reach the city of bridges across small streams In the country which have been washed out but the reports have not as yet been verified. The temperature has not been high but the humidity In the air has made the day a disagreeable one. A light wind has blown from the west most of the day at a rate varying from four to eight miles an hour. The pre diction for this evening and tomorrow Indicates showers and a drop in the temperature in the south and extreme eastern portion of the state. The temperatures for today were: 7 o'clock 74111 o'clock 77 g o'clock 77112 o'clock 79 9 o'clock 80 1 o'clock 80 10 o'clock. 75 1 2 o'clock 82 Fire in Oman?. Hotel. Omaha. Neb., July IB. Fire that started In the kitchen of the Schlits' hotel today caused a loss estimated fit $70,000, a greater part of which is by water. A great number of guests lost their belongings. ."- y . A coal house at 316 Monroe street was. damaged by fire Saturday afternoon at 4:30. It started from an unknown source. . . . Eighteen additional names of In surance companies doins business in Kansas were today furnished to the attorney general by the superintendent of tnsuranee;-and these names will be added to the Mat of sixty-two com panies against whom injunction pro ceedings were started in the Shawnee county district court on Saturday. It will be necessary for the state to amend its petition filed Saturday by the addition of these names, and the court will then be asked to grant a temporary injunction against them, as was granted against the sixty-two companies on Saturday. The names of the additional com panies are as follows: British America Assurance Co. Commercial Union Assurance Co. Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Co. Liverpool and London and Globe In surance Co. London Assurance Corporation. London and Lancashire Fire Insur ance Co. Manhattan Insurance Co. United States branch of Norfh British and Mercantile Insurance Co. of London and Edinburgh. United States branch of Northern As surance Co, . U. S. branch of Norwich .Union Fire Insurance Society. Palatine Insurance Co. United States branch of Phoenix As surance Co. U. S. branch of Prussian National. U. S. branch of Royal Insurance Co. U. S. branch of Royal Exchange As surance Co. U. S. branch of Sun Insurance office. U. S. branch of .Western Assurance Co "TOCH IS AT HOME. Sorry 3r. Ham Refused Attorneyship of Railroad Board, Governor Hoch is back in Topeka today, and In speaking of the refusal of W. B. Ham to accept -the appoint ment as attorney for the state board of railroad commissioners said: "I am verv sorry that Mr. Ham de clined this appointment, and I be lieve that if f had had an opportunity to talk to him for a few minutes, I could have persuaded him to say yes. I do not believe that tne acceptance oi this place would harve Interfered in the least with his candidacy for con gress. Rather do I think It would have strengthened him as an aspirant for that office. "I have not decided to wnom I win offer the place.. It- may be several days before I can make up my mind what I will do about the matter." Ready for-Grocers' Picnic, A snecial meeting of the Grocers' association will be held Tuesday even ing Julyi : 18- -at- commercial ciud rooms. A full attendance is asked for to hear the reports ef the several com mittees. ------- - - W. K. WEBEK, president. Special Tuesday V 0 ' ' Fancy Red m Rein Deer Salmon 1 1 ; 2 Cans 25c i v- Ferd Dreisbach 8 Balh PhOBM 291 M White. Lineno Skirt Eleven gore wall cut, with deep . box pleats, button trimmed, either "side of front panel, which Is crossed with four wide, stitched folds $1.50. I.lnene Skirt new style, very graceful skirt, and easy to laun der. Nine gore flare, with six spaced folds above the flare seams flnished with narrow straps $3.00. White India IJ11011 Skirt with double box pleats at sides and front spaced tucked on side pan els excellent quality. Price $2.50 I.inene Skirt, material shrunken 9 gores set in side pleated panels strapped over hips. Smart ly tailored $3.75. . White Rep Skirt 21 gores very wide, shapely flare, with welt seams. One of the smartest skirts we have $8.50. White Linen Suits So many good styles all made so well, from materials so thorough ly good. No one who sees them cares to make suits or have them made. For styles are not only inimitable, but these readytowear suits are less expensive in the end. Eton, or Jacket suits tucked, pleated, lace trimmed a pleasing diversity of fashions priced from $7.50 to $25.00. - Reductions With Inventory drawing near, we are in haste to reduce even the best and most desirable stocks as much as possible. So even "Roy al" Waists take their turn In the general price cutting. If you've ever possessed a waist of this make you will appreciate this conces sion. "Royal" waists are as nearly faultless as waists can be. They are the productions of flnished artists. Trim, tailored waists with every line, stitch, and thread 1n the right : place exquisite - creations In lingerie waists the least expensive as daintily made as those at higher prices. As every woman of good taste who has ver worn a. "Royal" waist is enthusiastic In commending thls -'friake over all others competition has ceased to exist. - Chautauqua visitors should prof it by this week' s reduction on "Royal" Waists a large assort- ment being offered at One-Third less than regular prices. Hosiery and Underwear Specials No matter if you are well supplied buy more now that these reduced prices tempt you to provide for future needs. Only the best standard grades offered you In these special assortments. Women's Outsize Pants 35c quality, fine cotton umbrella knee. Women's Laoe Lislo Host! A very select lot of beautiful hose In black, white, best shades of brown and grey. All lace, or boot patterns all in new designs. Very special values at 25o pr. Children's 5c Hose! lace lisle, in tan, all lace or boot patterns. Buy a goodly supply before all these good browns are sold out. Now 25c pr. Women's Outsize Vest 38c quality lisle finished cotton, pure white, swiss ribbed taped neck and arms. Now 25c. lace trimmed, French band , or lapped now 25c pr. Women's. Outsize Pants--S5c quality extra grade wide knee, lace trimmed French band, or lapped now 60c pr. Men's' Balbriggun.lnderyear Shirts and reinforced drawers. Well finished Good 25c garments for 20c each. . Summer Collars One Hundred Styles to Choose from at 25c There's an attractively arranged case in the entrance aisle In which are displayed one hundred different styles of neckwear suit able to wear with shirt waists and summer dresses. All are new and attractive fashions brought out this season, from simple tailored ef fects, to fanciful creations of mull, lace and embroidery. Choose at 25e. White Wash Kelts Up from 10c More new and pretty fash ions here than you would ex pect to find in July. We are careful not to let our belt stock run down too many persons .depend upon us for best wtyles. So we have a widely varied assortment of smart styles, tucked, plain or fancy materials, lin en Included. Prices from 10c to $1.00. Toilet GoodsSeveral Specials for Tuesday Batha.weet, 19c. Lyon's Tooth Paste, lc. Kubifoam, 21c. LablacJio or Pozzoni'a Face Powder, 39c. - 8c Coke for Gcod ioc Soaps We've never before cut the prices on these excellent soaps but to make an Item of especial ly strong Interest for tomorrow, we price them at 8c cake. ' Bradley's Woodland Violet. -Craddock'B Medicated Blue Soap. - Lettuce Cream. - - - THE MILLS CO. 721-723 Kansas Avenue. Ksiiauiavqua vjjiiurj jure Invited to this Store We hope to meet as many as possible of our out-of-town customers who attend the Chautauqua '. meetings this week. Our store will be found a con- . venient starting point for excursions about the city being near the street car station, also within easy walking distance of many points you wish to visit. Luncheon is served at noon in our Tea Room. You will find comfortable seatsf distributed throughout " the store, where you may rest, and wait for friends. As our July Clearance Sale is now at its height, many very unusual economies are offered in all de- ' partments . Special offers are also made for the par- ; ticular benefit of the city's guests. Long Silk Gloves 16-button length, double finger tips Special this week at $1.25. StylislTw With Cluny Lace $5.00 Quality and style of this dressy but practical suit are remarkable, at $5.00. Short, loose Jacket, with full kimono sleeves edged all around with narrow cluny lace, and trimmed with bands of Insertion .' to match, also set-in medallions of Irish crochet. Skirt has pleated panels, headed with three bands of insertion. White Skirts of Linene and Rep . pVices jiein at $1.00 for, a plain pleated skirt of excellent quality,-' and perfect style. Others In all styles up. to $10.00 among them' these fashionable models: WOULD NOT BE SWORN. Witnew in Frisco Graft Trial Get 5 Pays for Contempt. San Francisco, Cal., July 16. A bomb was exploded in the camp of the bribery prosecution today shortly after tho resumption of the Louis Glass trial. J. Zlmmer, who, like Glass, Is a vice president of the Pacific States Telephone company, was called to the stand by Assistant District Attorney Hney and refused to be sworn or to testify. On his testimony the prosecu tion depended to establish the rital claim that Glass approved the dis bursement of the $50,000 bribery moneys alleged to have been paid to supervisors by Agent T. V. Halsey, $5,000 of which Mayor Boxton has testified to .accepting. Zimmer was sentenced to five days' Imprisonment for contempt of court. Cotton Market. New York, July 15. COTTON Sales to day. 4,500 bales. Spot closed quiet. Mid dling uplands, $12.85;: middling gulf, $13.10. Galveston, Tex., July 15. COTTON Steady, 13c