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Senator Charles Curtis Rebukes
Chautauqua Management.
Patriotic Day With !S"o Stars
and Stripes on Platform.
Denies Current Stories About
Panama Cities.
Congressional Party Didn't
Violate Quarantine Rules.
Today Is Patriotic day at the Chau
tauqua. An Interesting program Is ar
ranged for the day. Senator Charles
Curtis this morning addressed the as
sembly on "A Trip to Panama.' Sen
ator Curtis took occasion- to praise the
regrulatlon of the cities of Panama and
JColon and stated that they were as
clean and well-governed as any cities
of their size In the world. This is in
flat contradiction of many of the stor
ies afloat concerning: conditions on the
Isthmus and Is especially interesting
coming from one who has been there
and studied the affairs there closely.
The senator also denied the stories
current about the defiance of the
quarantine regulations of the canal
aone by the members of the congres
sional party. Instead of defying the
regulations. Speaker Cannon, the head
of the party, insisted on staying
aboard until all the passengers could
come ashore although permission
was granted them as congressmen to
come ashore before. Senator Curtis
spoke of this, he said, so that the peo
ple here might know how a party of
United States congressmen conducted
themselves when away from home.
The speaker gave the reasons for
building a sea level instead of a lock
canal viz., the high tides on the Pa
cific side and the river which can not
be -controlled during the wet season.
Before mentioning the canal the sen
ator spoke of interesting points in the
West Indies and South America where
the party touched prior to the visit to
the Isthmus.
Afternoon addresses by Senator "Wil
liam Warner of Missouri. Congress- j
men W. A. Calderhead and D. R. An-
thonv. Dr. B. F Bovle. and Mrs. E. E
Forter will fill out the remainder of
the patriotic exercises of the dav.
Tonight, after a concert by the Wil
bur Star company, Mr. Nat M. Brig-
ham will give an illustrated lecture on
"The Apache Warpath.
Tusrlav afternoon's session began a
2 o'clock with a concert by the Wilbur
Ktnr Concert company. Mr. Star s com
pany was engaged for two days giving
a concert botn aiternoon ana evening.
Their work consists of vocal and violin
solos, quartettes, and readings. Their
DroErammes are of a high order and
thnrmiphlv pnlnvwi bv all.
At 2:30 p. m. CoU H. W. J. Ham of
Georgia, began his lecture on "The
Snollygoster in Politics." Mr. Ham is a
sneaker of the rapid fire order and
rivals a Catling gun in action. Like
Mr liaincs, whom helntroduced as the
originator or tne term -snouygosier.-he
has the Georgia "gift of gab." Th
term "Snollveoster" as he used It.
means any Tnan who Is in politics for
his own private gain exclusively and
this tvoe of man Mr. Ham says Ameri
ca has encouraged but must soon drive
out if she would preserve her Institu
tions which have coRt so much treasure
and sacrifice. The speaker had an un
usually large fund of good old "Crack
er" stories and told them in an irre
sistible manner. Especially good was
the story of the origin of the subject
of the lecture which. Iik. the others
was not only a good Btzcv but brlst'td
with meaning. The lecture was a
strong plea for right iisnoss in poli
tics and the abatid inm nt i partisan
ship for something broader and better.
At 4 o'clock Mrs. John P. White gave
the first of a series of addresses on the
United Mission Study course. Her
Tubiect. was "The Triumph of Mis
sions." The council tent was crowded
and the large audience felt well re
paid by the excellent discussion to
which they listened.
The evening programme beg;.n at a
disadvantage owing to the fact ih.it
the new lights ordered from Kansas
City did not arrive In time. The start
was thus delayed so that th audience
was somewhat restless before the en
tertainment began. The Wilbur Star
company gave a very pleasing half
nour of musical entertainment after
which Dr. Thomas E. Green, the speak
er of the evening gave his lecture on
"Civic Barteria." It was nearly 9
o'clock before the meeting was turned
Surplus Stock
$1.00 to $1.39
Your Choice
619 Kansas Avenue
Living Tenisr-.
good nkird and
Stipr!nlndn4 of
At the Garfield
over to Mr. Green and he was at a
further disadvantage du-j to the poor
lights and presence of ladder
in the middle of the auditorium
which prevented his looking at all his
audience without walking back and
forth over the platform. He was
equal to the occasion, however, .and in
spite of the lateness of the hour, few
people left after he began to speak.
He first showed the analogy between
the human body and the civic body.
Bacteria is a very useful and neces
sary part of life as long as it remains
in the proper place, but when It gets
out of place, it causes trouble. Dr.
Green insisted that all our trouble.
both physical and civic, is caused by
things being out of place. The emigra
tion question received the attention of
the speaker and he showed clearly the
cause and the dangers. The foreign
born population produce most of the
insane and criminal class and this is
more bacteria at work. Not discount
ing foreign missions, he maintained
that missionary work at home is of
paramount Importance. Dr. Green
also stated that our age and mode of
living produces Intemperance instead
of the opposite. We are living too
fast and are too materialistic. He
could not give a solution for all these
evils because no one knows what the
solution is as yet. but was quite sure
that the nearest thing to It is a united
Christianity and his closing words
were a plea for this.
Dr. Thomas E. Green7 "the speaker
of last evening has had a rather no
table career as minister and lecturer.
He has been on the lecture platform
for twenty-seven years, Ove years ex
clusively. During this time Tie has
been chaplain general of the Sons o
the Revolution, four times chaplain o
Democratic national conventions,
grand- prelate and grand commander
of Knight Templars, elected bishop o
Iowa by the Episcopal church in 1898
which office he declined. He fills
more steady lecture engagements ev
ery year and probably receives a larg
er guarantee from his bureau than
any other man in this country.
It was gratifying to most of those
present to see the officers of the
grounds eject a few of the rowdies
who persisted in smoking cigarettes
inside the auditorium and It will be
Just as gratifying to see the selling of
refreshments during the programs
stopped also.
Senator Curtis was somewhat sur
prised that he should be called upon
to speak on fatriot aay witnoui a sin
gle flag upon the platform. The nags
were not long in coming after he men
tioned the matter.
The headquarters of the different
organizations have a more complete
appearance today and are becoming
centers of activity.
The program for tomorrow is as fol
2:30 p. m. Midland Jubilee Singers.
8:30 a. m. Devotional hour.
9:00 a. m. Bible Lecture by Dr. W.
M. Patten, "The Old Testament and Its
10:00 a. m. Mrs. Margaret Hill Mc-
Carter. "Summer Mornings with the
Domestic Science. Miss Margaret
Hasgart, "Eggs and Meats," Council
2:30 p. m. Midland Jubilee Singers
3:00 p. m. Dr. Elliott Boyl.
4:00 p. m. United Missions Study.
Mrs. John P. White, "Educational
5:00 p. m. -C. L. S. C. Council
Hour. "Present Day Aspects of Mor-
monism," Miss Edith Hughes.
7:30 p. m. Midland Jubilee Singers
8:30 p. m. Nat M. Brigham,. "The
Grand Canyon of Arizona." Illustrated.
Demands Return of Hundred Thou
sand Dollar Perkins Policy,
John S. Dean, special attorney for the
Mutual Life Insurance company of New
Ycrk.Ieft Topeka this afttmcon for Law
rence to make a demand upon the heirs
and the executors of the estate of the
late L. H. Perkins for the return
of the life insurance policy for $100,000
issued by the Mutual Life Insurance to
Mr. Perkins a few months before his
death. This request being refused Mr.
Dean will ask permission to have the
body of Mr. Perkins exhumed in order
that a postmortem examination may be
made. It is assumed that the Mutual
Life Insurance company Is preparing to
resist the payment of its policy upon
the life of Mr. Perkins on the grounds
that his fall from the roof of his home
June 1 last was not accidental.
The fact that Mr. Perkins carried In
surance to the extent of more than $650,
000, the policies for which had been ta
ken out only a short time previously,
caused comment.
State Journal, 10c a Week.
ltaj. And rson
ooVnk arre
interests of "rt?e.
Commercial Club
Park Chautauqua.
Now John Breidenthal Claims He Was
That the Banking Trust company of
Kansas City, Kan., the general man
ager of which is John W. Breidenthal,
formerly state bank commissioner, paid
much per head for every new depos
itor that it secured was revealed today
in a peculiar suit for damages brought
by the bank against the W. F. Burns
company of Chicago. Under the con
tract the value of a new depositor to
the bank was seemingly worth $1.70 but
under - normal conditions . a new ac
count, it Is stated, in the amended pe
tition, to be worth 50 cents. The Bank
ing Trust company is one of the com
paratively new institutions of Kansas
City, Kan., and forms a species of
clearing house for a number of other
banks within the state In which John
Breidenthal Is Interested. The presi
dent is C. B. Hoffman, of Enterprise,
while Breidenthal is general manager.
It is capitalized at $200,000. The suit in
the first petitions ask for damages
against the plaintiff of $7,820, while In
the amended petition further damages
to the amount of $2,000 are asked.
The suit was removed from the court
of common pleas of Wyandotte county
to the' United States circuit court. It
was-first filed May 8 .but. the filiXSC cf
the suit has evidently been kept quiot.
The claim is made that the W. F.
Burns company of Chicago, C. W. Sil
ver acting as agent, were to bring in
5.000, new customers to the bank. For
this and small pocket savings to the
number of 5.000 the Chicago company
Was to get $10,000.
In the first petition It Is claimed that
the Burns company quit after bringing
in 2,900 depositors, of whom it is stated
only 400 really intended to maintain
accounts while the balance were simply
induced by the defendant to deposit 25
cents in order that the defendant might
claim $1.70 for each person .so deposit
ing, the understanding being that 25
cents should be the minimum opening.
In the amended petition it is stated
that the number of new depositors by
the campaign method was 2,991, while
of this number, it is stated, 1,991 only
deposited 25 cents, leaving 1,000 deposi
tors who had an account in excess of
the minimum. Vt is figured that in re
ality 4,000 deposits were lost because of
the failure of the Burns company .o
maintain their contract of bringing in
5,000 customers and that these ware
worth on the open market at least 60
cents. It Is estimated that tne aaru
age due to the deprivation of the value
of these accounts is worth $2,000. Ad
ditional damages are cited in the
amended petition to the amount of $1,
530, but the damages asked under this
petition amount to $2,000.
But It AVon't Reach Danger Point' in
Reports received" by the weather bu
reau in this city this morning rrom
Manhattan and Blue Rapids indicate a
decided rise In the Blue river at those
points and a rise in the Kaw at this
point is expected to follow in the
course of the next 24 hours. At Man
hattan the Blue river has attained a
depth of a little more than ten feet,
or a rise of four and one-half feet
during the past 24 hours. At Blue
Rapids the measurements Indicate a
depth of five feet which is near the
danger point at this place.
The rise In the Blue at these points
is the result of the heavy rains of Sun
day night and early morning which
In that locality and above amounted to
almost a cloudburst, as between six
and seven Inches of precipitation were
No fear need be anticipated at this
point as the rises at the points men
tioned will but slightly affect the Kaw
at Topeka and the government office
in this city figures that- the rise will
amount to less than two feet. The
Kaw has been steadily falling since
yesterday noon and the rise which is
reported will not bring the water up
to the point reached yesterday noon.
Sand bars are visible at many points at
this time and the feeling of unrest
which has existed in North Topeka Is
not warranted by the reports which
have been received from points up the
Drowned in the Minnesota.
St. Paul, Mlnn July 17. James
Strane. an Instructor In the University
of Utah at Salt Lake City, "was acci-
tentally drowned in the Minnesota
river near Fort Snelling last night.
Strane, who had been spending his
vacation with his parents in this city.
was canoeing on the Minnesota with a
companion. The canoe was over
turned and Strane was drowned. His
companion was , rescued by a fisher
man. Aneroid barometers at Chas. Ben
nett's Optical Store, 730 Kansas ave.
Organ Preserved in Alcohol in a
Glass Vessel.
Shows Gaping Wound Made by
Bullet of Assassin.
For Murder of His Mother-in-Law
in Baden-Baden.
Selection of a Jury Occupied
But 10 Minutes.
Karlsruhe, Germany,' July 17. The
trial of Karl Hau, charged with the
murder of his mother-in-law, Frau
Mollter, in Baden Baden, on the even
ing of November 6, 1906, began In this
city today. Hau was at one time pro
fessor of Roman law in George Wash
ington university,. Washington. D. C.
He practiced law in Washington up to
the time of his going abroad with his
family about a year1 ago. After the
alleged murder he fled . to London.
where he was taken into custndv.
Later he was returned to Germany and
as many people claimed he was in
sane, the question of his mental condi
tion was thoroughly investigated, with
the result that he was formally de
clared to be In his right mind. l.
Mrs. Hau committed . suicide by
drowning in June of this year, leaving
a farewell letter in which she said she
could no longer bear the sorrow . of
living apart from her husband.
It was once reported that Hau had
confessed to the murder of Frau Mo
liter, but this was later denied.
Hau entered the court room .today
three minutes before the session open
ed. He was accompanied by his coun
sel, Dr. Dletz. and two gendarmes.
One of these officers sat immediately
behind the prisoner during the entire
session, the muzzle of his rifle showing
above the back of the seat occupied by
the prisoner.
Hau made a prepossessing appearance.
He was dressed in a well fitting Prince
Albert coat and light trousers. His hair
was neatly trimmed. His beardless face
Is broad, he has a massive brow and his
eyebrows are strongly arched. Today
his Hps were often tightly compressed
but it could be seen that his mouth Is
large. His general appearance was that
of a young clergyman of unusual ability
- . - - .
and force for his 26 years.
Whflf Hail chattoil rhporfnllv lulth h(a
.. - - . j ...v.. - -
counsel the newspaper men present
crowded around the green table front
ing the Judge's bench to Inspect the
grewsome exhibit of Frau Mollter's
heart In a glass vessel filled with alco
hol. There is a gaping wound in the
center. '
The selection of a ury from a venire
of 28 men of which each side could re
ject seven, occupied only 10 minutes. Af
terwards a list of mpre than seventy
witnesses and ten experts to be called
was read.
The presiding judge " examined Hau
for three hours. Haa 'pleaded not guil
ty to the charge against him, but he
admitted having bee'ri,"in" Baden-Baden
the night the tragedy occurred. ..
The examination took a wide range.
Says He Was Not Kalrly Treated
DcvHrj Proceedings.
Claiming that C. A. Loomls of the
City National bank of Kansas City,
Mo., holds in trust - property worth
$250,000 belonging to him, W. E.
Thomas of Leavenworth, former busi
ness associate of C. J. Devlin confessed
indebtedness to the extent of $150,000.
According to his own representations
in a hearing held today and participat
ed In by attorneys from Leavenworth,
Kansas City and Topeka before N. H.
Loomis, special referee, Thomas Is not
a bankrupt. -
A species of trusteeship was created
to hold this property for the benefit of
his family, declared Thomas in order
that It might not be taken to relieve
indebtedness which rightfully Devlin
should have met. The property is lo
cated in Kansas City near to the site
of the proposed new union depot and
Includes the Kansas City Coal and
Coke company's land and ownership
of which the Devlin trustees dispute
with Thomas.
In his efforts to secure this property
for his family Thomas claims that he
had agreed to purchase 96 shares of
the City National bank at the - par
value of $100, that he was under a
moral obligation to take this stock
though no written contract existed
and that being unable to purchase the
stock when the time came to pay in
the midst of the Devlin failure he sim
ply signed over the $250,000 of prop
erty. It also came out in the proceedings
that Mrs. Devlin assigned to Thomas
$90,000 of life insurance held by Dev
lin which Thomas managed to secure
in order to protect himself if pos
sible. This life Insurance was later
secured by the City National. The
hearing has been in session for two
days and has not yet come to a con
Old Rock Pile Gnard Too Infirm for
Added Duties.
"Colonel" Richard Boyd, the ante
bellum negro who has been in charge of
the rock pile at the city Jail for the
past 22 years was relieved this morning
by Mayor William Green to make room
for a younger and more active man.
and G. W. Cannon was appointed to
succeed him. It has been more than a
quarter of a century since Colonel Boyd
began to work for the city and he has
been on the payroll almost constantly
He Is now well past the three score
and ten mark and has outlived his use
fulness and the change has been con
templated under every administration
for years. While at work for the eit
in' the street department he was burled
In an excavation for a sewer and was
so badly Injured that he has been unfit
for active service since that time. The
position as guard of the rock pile was
given him and the understanding has
always been that the city would care
for him as It Is responsible for his crip
pled condition.
Of late years the prisoners on the rock
pile have had but little trouble in mak
ing their escape when ever they chose,
owing to the Infirm condition -or the old
guard. Now that the- prisoners are to
be used on the streets In cutting weeds
it has been found necessary to secure
the seryices-of a more active guard
P'ace as been made-for Colonel
Boyd but it is understood that he will
be placed in charge of the city dump
or given some place where the duties
are light so that he will not want.- It
seems to be the feeling . of - those in
charge of the city's affairs that a place
of some kind be given to the old man
who has served the city so faithfully for
more than 25 years. G. W. Cannon
who will succeed Colonel Boyd is a col
ored man also, but many years younger
and has had experience In this line of
work, having been !n charge of the rock
pile prior to the appointment of Boyd.
Wagers $3,500 on Securing Water for
Parsons Asylum.
The state 6f : Kansas agreed this
morning to gamble a little with Bailey
& Waugh. a southern Kansas drilling
firm, on the pcssibilitv of getting a well
of good drinking water at the Parsons
hospital for the insane.
The state of Kansas bets Bailey &
Waugh $3. .-.00 that they can't dig a well
at Parsons which will furnish 7,500 gal
lons of good water an hour. If Bailey
& Waugh can deliver the well, they will
get the $3,500.-. If they can't they got
nothing for their labor.
Such are the terms of a contract en
tered into ' this . morning at the offices
of the state, board of control. Of course
mere is -nothing said about its being
a bet In the official records but It is
a bet, just - like many other business
ventures made upon contingent fees.
At me pra3at time, there Is not any
thing sit Parsons In.-, the way of .drink
ing water except surface water. No
one has cared to take the chance of
drilling a deep well, in the hope of get
ting plenty .of good water. The state
has decided to- sake, this chance. Bailey
& Waugh is a firm- which has made
specialty of, drifting deep wells In searc?
of water. They have drilled a number
of cuch' wells down near Joplin and Col
umbus,: ana they believe that the geo
logical formations at Parsons are ex
actly ' the same. They expect to find
water fn Just the same relative geologi
cal strata that they did at Joplin, which
is known to "the trade as the Mis
sissippi limestone."
The Mississippi limestone seems to
be about the bottom of the world for
this particular section. Drillers find
many interesting things as they do
down into the earth. In eastern Kansas
until they hit the . Mississippi lime
stone, which Is very hard and rebel
lious, and takes the edge off from
drilling tools at an alarming rate. And
they can drill and drill Into Mississippi
limestone .until they are tired, and it
is always' tile same. But Bailey &
Waugh found that by drilling to
I certain place hTthe Mississippi lime-
of very
f " "-"t SL,
. crr.r-.tt frcen water TnlB -vv
This was true of
' lrle
region about Joplin, and they
think It Is also true of Parsons. They
are willing to gamble on the prospect
a little, anyway, and drill the well for
nothing if they fail to deliver the well.
It Is about 800 feet to the Mississip
pi limestone at Parsons, and the dril
lers expect to have to go from 200 to
400 feet Into this hard, flinty rock to
reach the stream of water. The hole
will be ten Inches in diameter at the
top, and it will be cased 8 Inches wide
down to the ' Mississippi limestone.
Then the hole will be only 8 inches
wide, with 6-inch casing.
It is necessary to "case out" the salt
water which is encountered iri going
down to the IlrBestone. When the drill
ers strike the "stream . of fresh i water
down In the bowels of the earth, they
expect it to come up to within about 100
feet of the top of the well. Then a deep
pump wlU bf put into take it the rest
of the way.- ;
: Bailey & WaUgh' are' playing for much
bigger. stakes than $3,500, however. It
is certain that If Kansas can tap the
undiscovered stream of fresh water with
its well, there will be many other wells
drilled at once. .The Katy railroad will
want -several, arid other big water users
will have their own wells. The city itself
may decide to. get its water from deep
At present It is costing the state about
$600 a year for water for the Parsons
hospital. If it can get a well of its own.
It will saves the cost of the well in five
or six years.
taftText month.
The Secretary Will Make His Promised
Speech In Oklahoma.
Washington, July 17. Secretary Taft
has finally arranged to make his prom
ised political speech at Oklahoma City,
Okla., on August 24, three weeks before
the election. He will stop there en
route from the east to the Pacific coast,
whence he sails from Seattle on Septem
ber 10, for, the Philippines. A number
of other speeches are. to be made by the
secretary on this trip, but the dates and
places haye not been -finally determined
on. ;! -, -'"- "
Grace Koontz's Horse Frightened at
Train and Becomes Unmanageable.
While out driving this morning with
two girl friends. Miss Grace Koontz,
daughter of J. R- Koontz, general
freight agent for the Santa Fe, met
with a runaway accident and a little
child of Charles Reynolds was severe
ly injured. Miss Koontz was anvmg a
team down' the hill on Twenty-tnira
street towards Kansas avenue when
the horse became frightened at a
Santa Fe train which was Just leaving
Topeka. The frightened horse ran
over the enna wnicn wm in m. bucci.
near Its nome. iue iime uuj
playing in the street on tne corner oi
Twentv-third and Kansas avenue
where'the accident occurred. The face
and head were badly bruised and the
right arm and shoulder were also in
jured. The horse was stoppea wnnoui
further damage.
Dr. H. W. Roby, wno lives near ine
scene of the accident, came to the,ai
of the little child and after dressing the
wounds pronounced the injuries as am
being serious.
Democrat CaninalS" Opens Monday.
Guthrie. Okla., July 17 President Mur
ray of the constitutional convention to
day ordered 200,000-copies of the consti
tution printed. The Democratic stat?
commutes wCl bestn Monday waging a
vigorous esvmpalgn for adaption of the
constitution. , '
Fire Consumes 2. lOO Boles of Cotton.
Little Rock. Ark.. July 17i The plant
of the Gulf Compress company In- Ar
gentina opposite Little Rock and 2,400
bales of cotton was destroyed by fire
today. Total loss $230,000, of which $85,
000 was on the building.
" ;The " Topeka Foundry company
wants three men In the chipping room.
beginning Thursday morning. Steady
OME small lots of
- -.J "i
,i uj-mc-varu gooas
day. We say "small lots" as a warning to
you that you must come earlv if vou are
In the Dry Goods Section
' Iot 1 fAbout 250 yards of Scotch Lawns and Burmah Challles.
Not more than 12 yards to the customer. Twenty customers QI
you see, will clean this lot out per yard O'fj
It 2 Only 60 Women's Short JKimonas made of light colored 5
lawn, trimmed with bands--not more than 2 to the customer If. J
Just 30 customers, and they are gone come early each.. .. 100
Lot 3 There .are 13 white parasols In this lot Misses and Wo-
men's. We will sell but one to the customer you will have nc X
to hurry If you get one each f DC
, Lot 4 How long will 120 Women's Gauze Vests at less than half X
price last? These are made of bleached cotton. The first 60 custom- T
ers will carry them off for' we are only going to sell 2 to the Oe T
customer be here at 8 o'clock sharp per vest ,0C J
' ' -
In the Men's Furnishing Goods Dept.
,xxt s Mens Fancy Socks new stripes an extra 19c 1 t A
value special .- 1 X C
lot 6 Men's Suspenders- light and dark colorssell r
- readily at 25c special. J..., J 3C
Lot 7 Men's Wash Ties Four-ln-hand Beautiful de- 1 Qrt
signs In mercerized Oxford 25c values Special. lOu
In the Hardware Section
A large box of Parlor Matches 500 count pink heads
the Bo kind, per box
This store will close during July and August at
5:30 p. m., except Saturday's, remaining open then 5
until 10 p.m. J
Sixth and Quincy
4saB . ..
M a ct 1 11
Phenomenal Gymnasts?
The Act Without An Equal
First American To u r
This Week, at 4 P. M. and 9 P.M.
Stnyvesant Fish Attends Sleeting
Illinois Central Directors.
New York. July 17. The directors
of -the Illinois Central Railroad com
pany today declared a regular semi
annual dividend of 3 per cent. It
was said that-the election of a director
to succeed John C. Welling was post
poned to Jury 15. E. H. Harriman
was asked whether there had been any
break between himself and President
Harahan. :
"No. Whv should there be? It is
too ridiculous to talk about," was his
Mr. Harriman was askea wnetner
the successor to Mr. Welling in the
board will be a representative of Mr.
Fish or himself to which he replied:
I have nothing to say about that.
Stuyvesant Fish, former president of
the company, attended the meeting.
Frank Thomas Has Served 125 Days In
The county commissioners released
Frank Thomas, a notorious negro
Jointist, from the county jail yesterday
without consulting- either Sheriff
Wilkerson or County Attorney John
Schenck and these officials have
donned the war paint and left the
reservation. Thomas was arrested
several months ago charged with run
ning a joint in North Topeka and
pleaded guilty to two counts and was
fined $200 and given sixty days in jail.
So far he has served the 60 day
sentence and 65 days on the fine and
as he promised to forever quit selling
liquor and leave the county if released
the county commissioners thought
that they had made a bargain. The
sheriff and county attorney take a dif
ferent view of the mattef and while
County Attorney Schenck says that
the beard, according to law. has a per
fect right to take the action which
ihey did that they should not have
done so as It will have a bad effect on
the prosecutions which are pending on
similar charges..
County Commissioner Sterne justi
fies the action of the board and said:
"This fellow Is no worse than . the
average run of Jointlsts and has al-
O 1
specials at
& Paxton
ready-to-wear articles and
j i " i "li i it rm. .
Tuat wm De soia -Lours-
IB ino
ready served 125 days jof his fine and
sentense at an expense of 6 cents a
day to the county and we did not feel
that he should be kept in jail any
longer. He has promised to leave the
county and to never again engage In
the sale of liquor and we consider that
the move disposed of an 'underslr
able citizen.' "
Arville F. Craig, 83 years of age, died
at the home of her daughter, Mr.
Charles G. Sherer. 225 Winfield avenue.
Oakland. Tuesday. The funeral will be
held from the home of her daughter
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In
terment In the Topeka cemetery.
Gertrude Newell, the 6-year--,!d
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Newell,
died at the home of her parents, 1012
Kansas avenue, Tuesday afternoon of
scarlet fever, and the funeral which was
private was held the same evening.
local jiEimoa.
After several consultations with the
heads of the departments today the
mayor announces that no considerable
delay will be encountered in the pav
ing of Central avenue due to the mis
take made in apportioning me tax.
It Is stated that the fault did not lie
with the board of appraisers, but with
new clerks engaged In transcribing
the results of the appraisers.
A permit for the new Santa Fe sup
ply house on lots 513-519 Hollldajr
street near the depot was let today.
The building will be one story high M
brick veneer and will have dimensions
of 18 feet by 100 feet. The cost la
given at $5,000. .
New York Money Market.
New York. July 1". MON'F.T Money on
call easy. 23V4 per cent: , ruling rate,
closing bid and and offered. 8 . per cent.
Time loans dull and steady. Sixty days.
VgOib per cent: 90 days, ooU per cent;
months. 6 per cent.
CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, rWfs
per cent: sterling exchange firmer, trith
actual business In bankers' bills at M.W-5
S4 Saw for demand and at -$4.S3-TS-4.S.'i0
for 60 day bills; ported rHtg, $4.S4 and
4 R7Vi: commercial bills. $4.83". : ' -
8IL.VKR Bar silver, CS'ic; Mexican dol
lars 52-4C. . ,
BONDS Government bonds steady.'
' Cotton Market.
New York, July IT. COTTON Sales to
day. 91 bales. Spot eo-tton closed steady.
Middling uplands, $12.95; middling gulf.

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