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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1907.
V VAS OURDER? Mysterious Death of Miss Mabel - Leret. Supposed to Be Due to Criminal Operation. A 31 AX m TIIE CASE. Name Is Perry Taylor and He Has Another Wife. LeTel Girl Also Claimed to Be Wife of Taylor. Miss Mabel Level, or Mrs. Perry Tay lor, as she was known to her friends, 'died this morning at an early hour un der mvsterious circumstances. Her death occurred at her home, 713 Mod roe street. Just to the rear of the fire station. The circumstances which sur- rounded her death point to gangrene poisoning which is one of the after ef fects of a criminal operation, as the cause of her death. . No arrests have been made. The girl was sick before this time for a few days and since the operation was performed life had been despaired or. Miss Level was an innocent looking vnnnff crirl rt 1)2 vaom rt a ffa Rhu WAS born near Reading, Kan., February, 189. At the age of 8 years her mother died and since that time she haa had to shift for herself. A few years ago she came to Topeka to seek employment and worked at a local restaurant In this city for several months. Later she se cured employment with Mrs. C. R. Meese who runs a large rooming and boarding house at the northeast corner ,l Eighth and Monroe streets, and since that time has made that her home. About a year ago she made the ac quaintance through a friend of Perry Taylor, a young man about her age to whom she became greatly attached. For several months the two were seen together a great deal. Along In April.Miss Lewel and Taylor confided a Btory to their friends that they were married. This report was generally credited al though Taylor has at times been reported of boasting to his friends that he was liv ing with a girl to whom he was not married. However, the girl strongly ad- hered to the story of their marriage and vj, insisted that It had taken place several months previous to their announcement 1 the event. This now appears to have been done on account of the young girl's fears over the approaching crisis. The marriage was alleged to have been per formed In Topeka and must have been I as the young girl has not been out of town for several months. According to the records at the office of the probate Judge no license was ever Issued to the couple and they probably were led to make their friends helleva thpv were married In order to shield themselves from blame. Since the alleged wedding took place the two have been living together at the place where the victim died this morn ing at 713 Monroe street. However, the girl was forced to work for her own liv lng by waiting on the table at the Meese residence Just the same as before the rr.arriag was alleged to have taken place. Toung Taylor haa never borne a good reputation in Topeka. He comes from a good family in Topeka but seems to be a black sheep. His father, Theodore Taylor, lives In Topeka and Is a traveling salesman. The boy has had several Jobs In Topeka but has al ways been discharged from every one or mem for one reason or another. He drove a wagon at one time for the Earkley undertaking establishment but was discharged on account of his practices. He also ran a grocery wagon for the Whittlesey Mercantile company and was discharged by this firm. Afterwards he went to work for the Davis Mercantile company and here also met his discharge because, it Is claimed, he could not resist the temptation of taking things which did not belong to him. He also met a similar fate while working on a wagon for a local laundry. At the present time he and his father are said to hive the Concessions at Garfield Park where the Chautauqua is now being held. He was married a couple of years ago to a girl and his first wife is now living although they do not live to gether. They have never been di vorced and this i3 probably one reason he and Miss Level were never mar ried. A child was born to them through his marriage who is still liv ing with its mother. Taylor is very well acquainted In Topeka where he has lived nearly all his life. The first intimation that any thing was wrong which was received by any of his friends outside of a few who were on the inside of the story from the very first, was caused by his strange actions when seen early this morning. As soon as he was in formed of the death of his alleged Wife he Went downtown n Horn Yta waa Viseen by several acquaintances and was in a very perturbed state of mind. His face was as white as death and his actions were very strange. Inquiry revealed the cause of his alarm. Nothing is known as yet as to the physician who performed the opera , tion. Dr. W. T. Taylor says he was called In after the operation was per formed in order to save her life which was fast ebbing away. He says he was not aware that an operation had been performed. Dr. McGulre was called in to consult with Dr. Taylor. Those In whose care the unfortunate girl spent her last days have been very zealous in their efforts to cover up the case, and to keep the details from get ting out. One lady who has had par ticular Interest in the girl s case told some friends this morning that the death was caused by a severe case of peritonitis. . The last hours in the girl's life were particularly pathetic ones. An old fath er Is the only living relative of the girl Will Not Stain Hair Ayer's Hair Vigor, new improved for mula, does not stain or change the color of the hair, even to the slightest degree. If your hair is blond, gray, or even snow-white, Ayer'sHair Vigor, thenew kind, will not make it a shade darker. Ask your doctor if this is not so. b Tvabll.h the form via. all our pr.par.Uou. J.e.lnrO Low.ll. M ... at He lives at his home In Heading. AI though yesterday afternoon the girl knew that her death was but a matter of a few hours she begged her friends not to send for her father as she did not wish him to learn of the terrible details of her last days. She also tried to get ner irienas to keep the news from gain ing circulation and asked them not to tell the cause of It. She also put up a strong piea ror uayior, the man who caused her downfall. "Tell them that it was not Perry's fault and that 'It was me alone that is to blame for this. But don't for Perry's sake let the people near or it ir you can nelp it." The father of the dead girl arrived lu Topeka this afternoon. No , disposition of her remains has been made as yet although her father will take them In charge and arrange for the funeral and burial services. MOVE TO AMEND. South American Countries Not Satis fied Debt Collecting Proposition. The Hague, July 18. The American delegation has presented to the " peace conference the following proposition: "If for any 'reason a captured neutral vessel can not be tried, the vessel must be released." The Peruvian delegation has present ed the following amendment . to the American proposition regarding the col lection of the contracture! debts: "The principles established by this Dronosition can not be applied to dif ferences arising from contract between thn eovernment of one country and the foreign subjects or anotner wnen me contracts provide that these differences must be submitted to the Judges of local tribunals." Thfl Venezuelan delegation presented a rioniaration on the same subject mak ing the same objection as Peru with the addition that in case no contract exists all diplomatic means of reaching as un derstanding must be tried before re course is had to N the permanent court of arbitration. The Venezuelan aeciara iinn or, Ho with these woras: Tt i understood that said differences are to be settled through peaceful means without recourse to coercive measures implying the employment of military or naval forces. MURDER 27 YEARS OLD. Man 68 Years Old Is Arrested for It In Hobart. Oklo. nviahnm Citv. July 18. A tele phone message from MODan, kjk.ih. sav that Sheriff H. M. Gray of Macon, Mo., arrived in that city today to take back with him W. F. Davidson, arrest ed on charge of having murdered a man in Macon 27 years ago. It is said he had been convicted and sentenced tn the nenitentiarv ror ulb iu- Mr. Davidson denies that he is the man wanted. He has lived in HODan since the settlement of the country, has a family and is highly respected. He Is now 6 8 years ol age. TENNESSEE. SINKS. Kansas City Loses One of Her Steam boats Recently Put on the River. St. Louis. Julv 18. A heavy wind pre ceding a thunder storm' here this after noon blew the steamboat j. ennessee, valued at $20,000, against an abuttment nt th. Kad bridee. ripping open the host's side and sinking it. About 15 roustabouts on board swam ashore and no lives are believed to have been lost. The Tennessee is one of the boats ply ing on the Missouri to Kansas tuy. TWO INDIANS IN JAIL. As ITsual They Had Too Much Fire water Aboard. Two lone Indians, Alma Walker and William Dixon woke up in the city prison this morning and realized that they had attempted to carry more of the white man's firewater last night than they could handle. They were fined the Indian's limit for drunken ness, $5 each, and sent to the rock pile to get acquainted with the new guard and incidentally pulverize limestone. They worked for an hour or so when one of them remembered that he had secreted a ten dollar bill In the toe of his shoe before the drunk of the night before had overpowered him. He communicated with the Jail er and after paying his fine was re leased. His companion, Dixon, had $4.90 on his person when searched at the Jail and as this was all the cash he could raise he was credited with ten cents' worth of work, his fortune con fiscated and the two Indians wended their way towards the Rock Island depot and vowed that they would leave the city and never return. JUST A LITTLE RAIN. Only Enough to Lay Dust cers' Picnic for Gro- There was Just enough rainfall this morning to frighten the more timid from an early start to Vlnewood park for a day's recreation at the Grocers and Butchers picnic though the pre cipitation measured but .02 of an inch. An hour after the shower the sun was shining with blistering fury through a humid atmosphere fanned by a 12 mile an hour breeze from the south. The temperature remained almost stationery until nearly noon when it suddenly started upward and has been climbing by leaps and bounds since. There Is little chance of a change In the temperature tomorrow and the weather will probably be clear and warm, not to say hot. The tempera tures toaay as recorded by hours were: o ciock 7 mi o'clock 74 8 o'clock 71)12 o'clock 79 9 o'clock . 71 1 o'clock S2 10 o'clock .....721 2 o'clock 87 Thomr.s Or so Is Postponed. The hearing for the dtscharsre of W. E. Thomas, bankrupt, before X. H. Ijoomis. special referee, has been in definitely postponed. Though no formal discharge has been entered with reference to the bankruptcy of Mr. Thomas it is believed that such will be the case within a short time. Mr. Thomas lives in Leavenworth and was interested with the late C. J, Dev lin In the latter's business promotions. Hest Prostrates Hundreds Philadelphia. July 18. The heat prostrated hundreds who were watch ing the parade. The Jam was terrific and the greatest difficulty was experi enced by the wornout policemen in getting prostrated persons out of the crowds. Seventy-five had been treated at hospitals up to 2 p. m.. 100 had been given treatment at the state armory and scores were looked after alone the line of the parade. HE LOST HIS WAD Marvin Williams, Chautauqua Lecturer. lias Misfortune. His Pocket Book Containing $150 Disappears. NOT A TRACE IS FOUND May Hare Been Bobbed on Railway Train. . Bain Doesn't Dampen Ardor of Chautauqnaites. Mr. Marvin Williams, who is making the circuit of chautauquas as an enter tainer, was surprised to find after reaching Topeka that one hundred and fifty dollars which he had in his pos session when he started for Topeka had disappeared. It is supposed that a pick pocket got the money. There was no way to tell Just when the money left his pocket for the last he saw of it was on the train rnminir here and he afterwards slept some in tne cnair of the coach. Mr. Williams received the. monev for services on the platform at other points where he filled engagements before com ing here. Those present will remember that Mr. Williams remarked something about laboring under difficulties Wed nesday afternoon but no one knew what the nature of the difficulties was. The forenoon at the Chautauaua grounds was a quiet one. All those present were compelled to stay closely inside their tents on account of the rain. The council tent was well filled during the Bible lecture by Dr. W..M. Patten and the literary discourse by Mra. -Margaret Hill McCarter. Dr. Pat ten's subject was "The Old Testament and Its Writers" and Mrs. McCarter took as her subject for third talk of the series James Russell Lowell. Miss Mar garet Haggart then gave her Domestic Science talk on "Eggs and Meats." These forenoon councils are most in teresting and instructive and form one of the best parts of the assembly pro gram. The afternoon promises to be fair; can't help being says the weather man for there is no rain about us east, west, north, or south. It seems that .Pluvlus selected Topeka and the Chautauqua grounds as the scene of his operations for the day but has finally decided to move on. Wednesday's program at the Chau tauqua was a somewhat hand-to- mouth affair, taken as a whole. Sena tor Curtis' morning speech was half hour late and for a. time it looked as if there would be no afternoon ad dresses at all. In the absence of the speakers, Mr. Marvin Williams of Georgia came to the rescue and gave the audience a very pleasing and in teresting entertainment. The first part of Mr. Williams' performance consist ed of a humorous lecture on the pe culiarities of the American boy, puppy love, talented young women, and kin dred subjects. The remainder was made up of humorous Impersonations ending with a selection most fitting ror Patriotic day, being a Cracker story with a lofty sentiment. Congressman W .A. Calderhead ap peared on the scene before the conclu sion of Mr. Williamms w-ork and af terwards addressed the gathering. Mr. Calderhead addressed his remarks to the G. A. R. and stated that it was his love for that organization which had induced him to travel so far to be present to speak to them. His remarks .ere an affectionate tribute to the haracter and worth of his old com rades and an expression of confidence in the coming generation which is tak ing their place. The evening lecture by Nat M. Brig- ham on "The Apache Warpath" was one of the best events thus far. The story of the southwest trail over moun tains and deserts. through hardship and suffering, to the final subjugation or tne oiooatnirsty Apache was most Interesting and refreshing and few will forget the vivid pictures of frontier life, both as shown on the canvas and received from the lips of Mr. Brig- am. The lecture was distinctly American and the glowing tribute paid to the high character and efficient 4J.800 40,400 39,200 38,900 37,500 3b,S0O 35,400 33.500 , 22,700 1 1 30joo 2i 17 28 29 31 I May k 7 I I? 13 1-4- 15 June Diagram Showing Progress of the Successful Campaign to Raise $75,000 xor wwarimi voiiege m -Awpeita. - leadership of our army leaders of the past quarter of a century or more. filled the hearts of those who listened with: pride at being1 American, citizens. The songs, sung.,-py, Mr. Brigham,1 "Tenting Tonight and "We Shall Meet But We Shall -Miss Him" with appropriate views fon the canvas were very -effective. . '- The feature of the concert preceding Mr. Brigham s lecture was undoubt edly the musical rendition by Mr. Star of that splendid and touching old tale dealing with the sad demise of the late Mr. Grasshopper, who was treach erously waylaid from- behind and cruelly slain and eaten by that "rough neck".. buccaneer, ' Captain .Turkey alias "Gobbler." This brilliant oper atic production was so" arranged as to bring out-the-sentiments of all con cerned and-rivaled' "II Trovatore" In beauty and emotional effect. Revised Chautauqua programme for this (Thursday) evening and tomorrow ( Friday): ... 7:30 p. m. Midland Jubilee gingers. 8:30 p. m. N M. Brigham, "The Grand Canyon of Arizona," Illustrated. Friday., July 19. MISSIONARY DAY. 8:30 a. m. Devotional hour. 9:00 a. m. Bible Lecture, Dr. W. M. Patten. "The- Old . Testament The ngth.Hncr nf thft Books " 10 a. m. Dr. -John P. White. Lec- ture with charts, "Immigration," Audi- loriuin. - 7 11:00 a. m. Domestic Science, Mlss Margaret Haggart; "Cakes, Pies, Pud dings;" Council tent. . 2:00 n. m. Midland Jubilee Singers. 5 p. m. -Dr. F. N. Lynch, "My Trip to Jerusalem. 4:00 p. m. United Mission Study, Mrs. John P. White, "Woman's Work for Woman." 6:00 p. m. C. L. S. C. Council hour. World Wide Missions." In charge of Mrs. J. R. Madison . 7:30 p. m. Midland Jubilee Singers. 8:30 p. m.- Captain R. P. Hobson, America's Mission as Peacemaker Among the Nations." It Is a question how many of us could amuse an audience with a hu morous lecture and impersonations five or ten minutes alter discovering me loss of $150. Mr Williams' nerve was fine. ............. ...... It is -to be seriously doubted whether most Deonle enjoy the blatant call of the purveyor of pop and lemonade more than the entertainments going on in the auditorium, but it should be remem- bered that popcorn and drinks must be sold and a little thing like a concert or extensive than any of the past, and It lecture cannot bo allowed to stand In is more than likely that the last con the way. test will not be finished until long af This is the season when the end-seat hog flourishes. Heels applied vigor-1 ously to the toes of this weed will do much to exterminate it. The applica- tion must be accidental of course. POACHERS ARE CAUGHT. IT. S. Revenue Cutter Seizes Two Jap anese Schooners. Washington, July IS. The state de partment has been informed that the revenue cutter Manning, on the fifth instant seized two Japanese fishing schooners, the Nltto Maru and the Kalmo, near the boat landing within about a mile of the seal island of St. Paul. Both of the vessels were fully equipped for sealing and there were evidences that they had been plying their craft in the shape of fresh seal skins in the sma!rTttats. " The seized vessels -were taken, to TJnalaska and left In charge of the United States marshal. The crews were taken aboard" the Manning and conveyed to TJngl In charge of a United States marshal, where they will be tried before a United States com missioner on the charge of violating the sealing regulations. The Japanese embassy has been notified by the state department, but as the case appears to be an ordinary one of poaching it Is not expected that any diplomatic in- cldent will result. Cyelo Records Broken. Ogden, Utah, July 18. At the Glen wood bicycle saucer track here two worlds records were lowered. A. J. Clark, (professional) of Australia, broke the record for one mile, of 1:46 made by Floyd McFarland in Australia two years ago, nis time being 1:48 2-5. Walter De Mara, amateur, broke the record of 29 seconds for one quarter "". luaue oy urea li. West, two years ago on this track. The new record is 28 2-5, which is one fifth of a second lower than the pro fessional record. $ 82,700 72,300 69,000 .66,500. 65, 000 62,700 I,8O0 J9.60O 56,700 : 17 IQ 19 2021 ; July A 1 J r F A9 illif will THIS ISJUIOLIDAY grocers- and Butch era. Have Taken City With Them. All Are to Be Found at Vine- wood Park.. . BIGGEST OX REC0KD. The Picnic Surpasses All Pre ceding Events. Many Interesting Contests Are t Being Enjoyed. The ninth annual picnic of the retail grocers and butchers of Topeka is now in full blast; at 'Vlnewood park and promises to eclipse all past events of I lue iuna as nas each succeeding picnic I since the custom was inaugurated. The snowers wr,icn visited the city this forenoon had the affect of keeping the crowd from getting an early morning start to the picnic grounds as every indication pointed to an all day driz zling lain. At Vlnewood Dark the shnwor wns much lighter than in the city. Just enough to lay the dust and an hour afterwards the grass was as dry as though .no rain had fallen and the threatening weather did not interfere in any way with the morning s-poits. The ball game played this morning be tween clerks from North Toiieka on one side and clerks from South Topeka on the other resulted In defeat for the latter by a score of 14 to. 4. The score at the end of the seventh inning stood 2 to 1 in favor of North Topeka. Vlnewood park is at its best today and never was prettier and the crowd which throngs it adds life to the scene. The rains of the pa&t week have added I freshness to the lagoon and from early I this afternoon every available boat has been busy while customers have lm- patiently waited for the returning boats. The programme this year is more ter me electric lights have cast their I shadows in and out among the thick foliage or " the stately trees which through the day have afforded shade from the .hot rays of the sun. There are 35 numbers on the- programme, includ ing races of all kinds and a number of novelties- which have never appeared on a Topeka programme. j J. he contests and sports have been held on the field to the east of the skating pavillion and it here that the fun for old and young alike has been rampant all day. One of the races is of the chair variety and the contestants are compelled to crawl through the rounds of a chair midway in the course and while fat men are not barred by the rules of the contest this feature eliminates them from winning any of the prizes to be awarded in this con test. One of the fun provoking contests arranged consists of a rope stretched tightly across the lagoon with a prize hung up for every boy who successful ly walks it. A number of drenchings will probably take place while this contest Is on and it is .more than like ly that when the contestant finds nim self within sight of the prize that some cruel hand will "Jiggle" the rope and Into the lagoon he will go. The crowd is of the good natured merrymaking kind all in tune with the world and bent on getting all of the good in the day out of it. All of the grocery stores about the city as well as the meat markets nave been ciosea an day and at noon the banks of the city closed their doors ror tne remainder 0f the day and the employes of these institutions will Join in the merry making for the remainder of the day and evening. At Vlnewood especial preparations have been ' made to entertain - the crowds which are expected this even ing and tonight. Refreshment stands are thlcRer tnan usual wniie cane racks and other amusements of a Sim H. t. mired uhnnt the grounds riot overlooking the baby racks which are a necessary adjunct to aU affairs of this kind. The street car company has been running big yellow cars with one or more trailers attached since noon and each train has been crowded to the guards. Mrs. Burnett, who has charge of the afe has secured all of the yellow-legged chickens in the vicinity and they have been baked into monstrous pies. Back of the array of chicken pies" are dozens and dozens of pies of the baker variety only different, and made from almost every variety . of fruits. The service at the cafe is al ways excellent but today a point has been strained to surpass the usual bill. The reailv big time will come this evening after the shades of night have fallen and the final sports of the day will take place under the glare of the electric lights. Hundreds took their lunches and are prepared to spend the entire day at the park as well as much of the evening as they deem necessary for a rounding out of the day. E. Montgomery, secretary or tne grocers' and butchers' association, this afternoon said: "We look for a record breaking crowd this afternoon and this evening and the programme which has been prepared is the best we have ever had. There are a number of features which will be of interest to and old alike and they are brand new to me ana j. mum w everj one else. "There are a number of out of town merchants in the city today who have come to Topeka to see how this picnic which they have read and heard so much about is conducted. We will show them the time of their lives as well as every one else who comes to the park." Along the boulder protected walks dozens of placards tell of the virtues of the firms composing the butchers' and grocers association as wen as mc merits of their stocks In trade. This evening there will be a fifteen minute car service or the cars will run oftener if necessary to ' handle the crowds. Every effort will be made to take care rxt thr- nlcnickers on the return trip and the cars will be run as late as necessary. Tfew York Produce Market. New York. July IS. BUTTER Market ket strong. Street nrices. Extra cream ery 26S27c: official prices: Creamery, common to extra, 30rt?26c; western factory, common to firwts. lS(S21c. CHEESE Firm. State full cream col-or-de and white small best, 124.c; same large colored, 12c; same white. 12c; same fair to good. lllle; same In ferior. SfW4c. , , , EGGS Market firm. Western selected firsts. ISc: firsts. 17lT14c: official prices firsts, lT17Hc; seconds, 153164c; thirds. POUIVTRY Alive less active and un changed. Dressed poultry firm. Western chickens, 2024c; turkeys, 1015c; fowls, lCKffloC - THIS STORE WILL CLOSE TOMORROW AFTERNOON TO AFFORD OUR. EMPLOYES A HALF HOLIDAY. Watch TJa Grow, COTHlE SMASHING AT PRISON. Secretary -of Board of Health Orders Idquor Destroyed. There was a'smashing at the city Jail this morning that would have done the soul of Carrie Nation all kinds of good had she but been present at the affair. It was conducted - by Chief of Police Eaton In person assisted by Sergeant Jenkins and Patrol Driver Carson and two of the trusties. The basement has been crowded with liquor captured dur ing raids and some of it, especially the keg beer, - had sommenced to sour and attracted the attention of the city health authorities. An order was issued by the secretary the board this morning,- M. R. Mitch ell ordering this and other liquor de stroyed for the good of the health of the community. Necks were broken from the bottles occasionally but in the main the corks were nulled and the bottled goods found their way into the sewer through the catch basin In the basement. Eighteen kegs of beer were spilled into the sewer as well as dozens of Jugs of gin, whisky and wine and a barrel or eo of whisky which was captured in a raid some time ago and condemn ed by Judge Urmy of the police court The beer bottles and empty cases are not - destroyed but are sold and the money obtained for them finds its way into the "kitty," a fund used by the policemen to purchase little things needed about the Jail and not provided by the city fathers. hospWalsarFfull More Tlian n Thousand Prostrated by Heat In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, July 18. The emer gency relief corps of physicians main tained by the city, which is augmented on special occasions to several hun dred, was all on duty today during the Elks parade. At the Intersection of every main street was a hospital sta tion and all were kept busy. At 3 p. m.'it was estimated that more than 1,000 persons , had been prostrated by the heat. The hos pitals nearest the route of the parade were crowded and they had abandon ed all routine In the rush to take care of cases coming In every minute. As a rule names of patients were- not tak en. One of the most serious cases was that of an unidentified man taken to the Jefferson City hospital. It took eight men to put him in- an ice "bath and he broke the nose of an attendant before he was subdued. The parade, which exceeded expectations of its managers was then still in -progress and many more cases of heat prostra tion are expected before the crowds disperse. A thunderstorm was then threatening. . Xo Fr.ult ot tho Clerks. William Green, mayor, 'authorizes the statement that .the rtlerks em ployed in the office of the city clerk are in no way- to blame for the error made in apportioning . he cost of the North side -pavement. - .All the work they have undertaken has beenvdone carefully, neatly and correctly. Cars Turrfed Over. . Atlanta, Ga., July 18. Passenger train No. 36 northbound on the South ern railway .which loft here, at mid night was partially, wrecked -at Rich land, S. C, this'morning. The fireman and several passengers are said to hnve been slightly hurt The mall and express cars were turned over. Mrs. Birdson Is Pardoned. Jackson, Miss., July 18. Governor Vardaman this afternoon pardoned Mrr. Angi Birdsong. She was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for the killing of Dr. Butler In Lawrence coun-ti-. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. W. F. Jamison of 1327 Tyler street died this morning ' at 10 o'clock of heart failure." The ' deceased was 55 years old. Funeral announcement will be made later. Pay Us $10.00 For a very swell 2-Piece Summer Suit, all sizes, 33 to 46. . New goods correctly tailored, and in the same class that other stores are adver tising as $20 to $25 values for $15. Remember, we are sole agents in To peka for the famous Rogers-Peet brand of Clothing. .3 LOCAL MENTION. Governor Hoch's lecture dates this week are as follows: Thursday, Hamp ton, la.; Friday, Waverley, la.; Satur day, Marshalltown, la. E. T. Fairchild, state superintendent of schools, is expected home today from his trip to the N. E. A. convention at Los Angeles. The interest on the new Improve ment bonds to be. Issued will not bear an Interest rate in excess of 5 per cent, says Mayor Green. It was thought at one time that the city would have to increase the rate in or der to dispose of them to 5 per cent. Since 1899 the improvement bonds have- borne -5. per cent and at one time during 1899 as low as 4 per cent. Premiums are usually secured on the bonds. How Sho Worked It. When Mr. Montgomery came home the other night he found Mrs. Mont gomery weeping. Great salty tears chased one another down her fair cheeks. "What is the watter, dear?" he ask-, ed as he stooped down and kissed her. "Oh, everything is the matter." she sobbed, as she placed one arm about his neck and laid her head bn his shoulder. "I want to die." "Oh, no, you don't, dear," he re monstrated. "Tell me what is the mat ter: now do." "Fergy," she questioned, "do you love me as much as you did when yon married me?" "Why, of course I do. What put such a question into your head?" "Are you sure that you do?" "What do you mean, Ellen? You know that I love you as much as ever I did, and more if anything." "Don't be silly, Fergy! How am I to know it? The minister was here to day, and said that a loving husband was continually showing his devotion to his wife. He always brought her what she wanted and did everything that she asked him to do." : "Yes. What are you driving at?" "It pained me when I heard that, and I have been crying all day." "Have I been unkind to you?" "No-o-o; but then the minister went from here over to that hateful Mrs. Brown's, and I know that he said the same thing to her." "Well, what of It?" - "Nothing; only Mrs. Brown Is going to .have. a -new tailor-made outfit, and she will tell how much her husband loves her,-and hint that you and I are going to separate." Mr. Montgomery ordered a new tall- ormade outfit for his wife the next morning, and incidentally circulated a story about the minister havln lost a great many friends, and that he had better look out for a different field. Tit Bits. Small Boys on Newspapers. The boys In a ,Guilford school were told to write an essay 'on "Newspa pers." Here are some gems which we quote from the Guilford and Godalm- ing Free Press. "Newspapers are made of rags and grass. They are sold for different pur poses. People who keep shops or sell things wrap them up in a piece of newspaper. The little fellow who wrote the fol lowing knew a thing or two: They were first called news letters. In those days there were no pictures, ho diagrams, but facts; but now they have more than facts. - There are some papers which put a thing in one day and .contradict it in the next. Here are four more gems. The third looks - nasty, but perhaps there Is a mistake in the spelling: "Some have pictures of every little thin that happens, such a3 two or three inches of snow in the streets of London." "By means of papers grievances can be redressed, situations obtained, knowledge increased and property re gained." "There are weakly papers." "You can get them for a little more than nothing." Milwaukee Free Press. Amalgamated Ieelares a Dividend. New York, July 18. The directors of the Amalgamated "Copper company this afternoon declared a quarterly dividend of 2 per cent. Heretofore the rate has bean 1 each quarter with H per cent extra. .8 watch On Business Methods Win. I I aim nullum - r a