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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAEMONDAY EVENING, JULY 22,1907.
! MAY UPSET IT ALL State Tax Commission Showing NEARINGJHE END METiWRONG MAN Bold Daylight Thief Captured by W. E." Jeffrey. Was in Act of Robbing a Dentist's Office. THE STORE OF DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE. TflE WARREN M. CROSBY CO. I Topeka Chautauqua Presents Signs of Life. Some Instructive Numbers. Established 1881 Incorporated 1907 ! Rumor That Recent Assessment Mrs. McCarter Stands Up for THIS STORE CLOSES ON FRIDAYS AT 12:30 P. At. DURI.Nd JULY AND AUGUST. OPEN SATURDAY NIQHTS. - May Be Revised. Kipling. (J? --( 1 1 1 i, . .in .11 mniinmiMa, , ,. ,, 1 y 1iPM9 The Beckoning f J Finger 1 I fi. r I'm 1 v THE TOPEKA Office 734 Kansas Avenue HAU TRIAL NEAR END. Verdict In the Cnse Is Expected on Tuesday. Karlsruhe, July 22. At the trial of Karl Hau, who is charged with the murder of hi mother-in-law, Frau Moiitor, !n Baden Baden last Novem ber, Wieiand, a servant employed by Karl Han. Former Washington Pro fessor, Being Tried for Murder In Germany. the Moiitor household at the time of the tragedy, was examined. Wieiand came from Kiel upon seeing: reports that the defense was throwing sus picion upon him. Hau stated before Wieland's testimony was taken that he attached no importance to it as he had never suspected him. Wieiand told a straightforward story of his move ments during the critical quarter of an hour and named the several places where he had discharged errands. A verdict probably will not be ren dered before tomorrow. SANTA FE SCHOOL MOVES Telcfrra lhers Will Lern In Old Skat Club Rooms. The Santa Fe railway telegraph school which has been running sine last October at 519 Quincy tercet, w.'H move next Saturday morning into their new quarters, at 503 Kansas avenue, occupying the rooms which were for merly used by the Skat club. The mov ing of the school was necessitated by the purchase of the building, which is now used as the Headquarters if the school, by the trustees of Washburn college who will turn it over for u.e as a medical school for th Kansas Medical college. Electricians from tiio tolegiaph department of the Santa Fe are now at work wiring th? wilding for telegraph instruments and it will be reaay for. occupancy by Saturday when the school will move there without break in their work. The school was Btarted last October and has served as a training place for telegraphing and station accounting. The school runs under the name of the Eanta Fe. although the road does not back the school and the latter is entire ly independent. However, as soon as a tudent shows enough proficiency he Is riven a position with the Santa Fe. There are now 32 students in -.he school Bud everything is reported in a flour ishing condition. F. D. Peck is- in charge of the school and the success which has been made by the school Is due largely to his efforts. ROCK ISLAND'S PLANS. Great Railroad System Arranging Bond Issue Proposition. - New York, July 22. The Rock Island has listed an additional $7,250 -000 first and refunding mortgage 4 per cent bonds on the New York stock ex change, making a total listed of $61 -692.000. There may be added from time to .time, prior to December 31 1807, an additional $5,259,000 of these bonds after they have been sold, mak ing the total amount authorized to be listed $66, .851. 000. Of the $7,250,000 bonds. $5,900,000 were Issued for the acquisition of prop erty. $100,000 represent the cost of ad ditions and improvements, and $1,250, 000 were used for refunding an equal amount of Burlington. Cedar Rapids & Northern consolidated mortgage bonds, due on June 1. 1906, being the I An Electric Sign does the beckoning finger act to the passing populace at a cost so low as to be out of all proportion to the vast amount of good it does. It draws trade as a magnet draws steel. Do they pay? Ask some of our converts. Look around the streets at night do you think those signs are blazing on all sides because their owners have an irresisti ble impulse to burn money ? Not very likely! No city in the country furnishes cheaper electricity than Topeka. -at. Let us talk sign to you and show you figures. EDISON CO. balance of $6,500,000 issued for this purpose. Of the $,259,000 bonds which will be issued later in the year, $365,000 will be used for refunding- Choctaw wKianoma & Uuir equipment notes, $1,494,000 for refunding Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific gold bonds of 1932. secured by Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf stock, and $3,400,000 for ad ditions and Improvements. NO BLUFF SAYS MILLER. Mr. Bullen in Fifth District gressionnl Race to Stay. Con- A. Q. Miller, editor of the Belle ville Telescope, and manager of the congressional campaign of County At torney Bullen of Republic county, is In Topeka today for an interview with the state tax commisslonr Mr. Miller resents the insinuations mat nave Deen made that Mr. Bullen is a candidate in the interests of w. A. caiderhead. "Mr. Bullen is in this race to win saia lur. Miller today. "The reports that he is trying to help Caiderhead are raise. e is going after the nom ination. Home of the newspapers friendly io oiner candidates nave also intimat ed that Mr. Bullen is not sincere in his declarations in favor of a direct primary election law, and a revision of the tariffs. I am not authorised by Mr. Bullen to declare his position on these issues, but I will say this; that Mr.' Bullen is now getting his - law business into such shape that he' can go out into the district and explain to the people his exact position in such matters. He will make a series of speeches at the proper time, and when he is done, I fancy there will not be any need for people to inquire Just what he means by his statements. "I do not believe that there will be a congressional primary in the Fifth district, though Mr. Bullen himself is perfectly willing to have one. I don't think that Caiderhead would consent to a primary. He is so wed ded to the old systems that he could n't be torn away from them. "Here is an item which will be of some interest to the people of the Fifth district; Republic county, which has never been a 'dry' county, and in which there have always been sa loons, is now closed up tight. Mr. Bullen has Just completed the job, and I do not believe there is an open saloon or publicly conducted Joint in the county. He has convicted the king bees of the Joint business, and they are now practically driven out of business. That's the sort of a fellow Bullen is. He gets what he goes af ter, and he went after the Joints." Republic county is on the Nebras ka county line, and the border coun ties usually have more difficulty in enforcing the law than Interior coun ties. "Wheat in Republic county is all cut, and corn is beginning to tassel," said Mr. Miller. "We had four inches of rain last week, and the ground is well soaked. Corn is making a fine growth, and the indications are that there will be a good crop." . BROKE EVEN ON SUNDAY BALL. Maplo Hill and College Hill Take ,Ono Game. Each Maple Hill, July 22. Two interest ing games of ball were played on the grounds at this place Sunday between the locals and the College Hill team. The first game went to Maple Hill by a score of 14 to 12, the second, result ing in a victory for the visitors by a score of 7 to 3. Batteries for Maple Hill: First game, Lesslines and Fran cis; second game, Lesslines and Fcre paugh. Batteries for College Hill: First gme. White and Thompson: pecond game. White and Nickles. The feature of the games was a one hand catch by John Downing. Mrs. Eagle Badly Hurt. While attempting to keeD out of rhe way of a horse which she feared would run her down Saturday evening. Mrs. Sa:-ah A. Eagle, mother of Charles S. Eagle, fell and sustained a fractured hip. She is at Christ hospital and do ing as well as coui-1 v- expected when it is considered that she is past 75 years of age.- Mrs. Eagle had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ost. who lives near the corner of Seventh and Fillmore streets and It was at this corner that the accident occurred. Meet me at the Chautauqua; THEY HAVE POWER Entrusted With Duty of Equal- ization Board. 'Not Ready to Make Announce ment," Says One. Has the new state tax commission de cided to revise the work of the state board of railroad assessors, and make a reduction, or nossiblv an Increase, in the valuation of the railroad, telegraph, telephone, and pipe line property of the state? There Is no doubt that the tax com mission, sitting as a state board of equalization. has the authority to amend the work of the railroad asses Bors. It can. If it desires', wipe out tne whole of the $10,000,000 increase in the value or railroad DroDerty wnlcn tn board of railroad assessors made this year. Or it can go ahead and raise this $10,000,000 to a still higher figure, if it decides that the railroads are not pay ing their tax upon as high a basis ol valuation as other property in the state. roaay tne tax commissioners sent to the state auditor and asked to be sup plied with all the property reports and other documents used by the state board of railroad assessors in their re cent session. These reports were fur nished to the commissioners by the auditor, and the commissioners put in the morning digging Into them. Up to the present year, the work oi assessing railroads has been done by the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor and attorney general, while the work of equalizing taxation has been entrusted to the secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer. As tne same om clalg were on both boarda, there was no danger of the board of equalization overturning the work of the board of railroad assessors. The new taxation law. however, went into effect In time to knock out the old state board of equalization, and the tax commission was obliged to attend to the work of equalizing. This gives the tax commission an opportunity to revise and amend the work of the state board of railroad assessors; and It is possi ble that the new tax commission may do Just those things. Certain it is that the tax commis sioners are investigating the prop erty reports of all the railroads, tele phone companies, telegraph com panies, pipe line companies, and pri vate car line companies. If they find that the railroads are reporting on a greater proportion of valuation than are the farms, and town lots and pigs and cattle of the state, they may or der that the valuation of the railroads and other property of similar nature, bet reduced to correspond with the rest.of the property in.,the ;state...: . For example, if the state tax com mission comes to the conclusion that the state board of railroad assessors, in its desire to do a. good job, and make the railroads pay their due por tion of the t,tate tax, has assessed rail road property on a 33 per cent basis, while the average rate of as sessment for other property In the state is only 25 per cent, the state board of tax commissioners might re duce the assessment of the railroads 8 per cent, to bring it down to the level of the rest of the state. - When one of the members of the tax commission was asked today whether or not the commission was likely to make any reduction in the valuation of railroads, as reported by the state board of railroad assessors, he said: "The commission is not ready to make any announcement concerning its policy in this matter. - We are looking into the question, and we have authority to make changes if it is deemed best to do so." The members of the state board of railroad assessors, who Increased the taxable property of railroad companies nearly $10,000,000 this year, do not seem to think that the tax commission Is planning to make any radical re vision of its works. "The tax commissioners properly wanted these railroad reports simply to familiarize themselves with the manner of making them," said one of the board of railroad assessors. "The commission wants to find out all about its work, and naturally it wanted to inspect the basis for the railroad valuation. I do not think there will be any very sweeping changes In tb.e work of the railroad assessors." It is announced by the tax commis sioners that it will probably be a week before it is ready to make a report on the result of its deliberations on equalization, both on railroads and other property. The board has been working hard at this matter for a week or more, and has compiled many figures and tables on the subject, for the purpose of finding out which counties r.re assessed on the highest percentage of valuation. Flood Danger Hns Passed. Kansas City. Mo.. July 22. The Mis souri and Kaw rivers at this point are falling rapidly today, and all danger of further flood damage here has pass ed. LOCAL MENTION. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. French of 516 Tyler street are the parents of a son who ar rived about nine o'clock this morning. ; Santa Fe ticket auditors defeated the R. R.- Y. M. C. A. . ball team Saturday at Skein's park by a pcore of 6 to 4; Batteries Fuller and Gerberick: Ken nedy and Jolly. The - ticket., auditors would like to meet. other teams in their class. The East Sixth avenue viaduct is once more open lor street car tramc. Street car service was resumed over the viaduct Sunday and will continue permanently in force. Sidewalks have been constructed Dy tne city tor tne pedestrians but as no hand rails have been put in place. the viaduct has rot been formally opened to those who cross the viaduct on foot. The white oak flooring has not yet arrived and the completion of the viaduct is still a mat ter for speculation. A special meeting of the council has been called for this evening to pass on a revised estimate for the construction of an addition tothe city hall for offices for the waterworks department. The first estimate, it is claimed, was too low since no bids were received be neath the estimate. The- first estimate is for $1,265.98 and the revision increases it to $1,435. - : NOT ROOM ENOUGH. Auditorium Filled to Overflow ing Last Evening. Howe Company the. Principal ' Attraction Tonight. This is Temperance Day at the Chau tauqua grounds. The principal (speakers for the afternoon are Dr. Thomas Mc- Clary on "The American Home" and John Marshall, who gives the Temper ance address. This morning a small crowd assembled to hear the Bible lee ture by Dr. W. M. Patten who spoke on the New Testament and its writers, Dr. Patten's lectures have grown in in terest from the start and are one of the best features of the assembly. No less interesting are the '.'Summer Mornings With the Poets" by Mrs. Margaret Hill McCarter. This morning "Rudyard Kipling and His Works" was the sub ject for discussion Mrs. McCarter said that many-do not .appreciate! some of Mr. Kipling's works because they do not understand the life about which he writes but there Is a great part of his writings that all can enjoy. ' She further said that she knew-of no better way to enforce a temperance lesson on the mind of a boy than to give him Kipling, especially "From Sea to Sea.' "It cm be said of Kipling that he never in any place commends immoral actione. He gives life as it is and necessarily shows the evil but is never m sympathy with it." The crowd proved too large for the au ditorium last night and covered all the space adjoining within hearing distance, There was no admission cnarge ana tnis np.turallv swelled the crowd. After the Vesper service a Gospel meeting in charge of the Young People's -local union was held. Dr. F: O. Boyd led the singing which formed a considerable part of the service. The address was made by Homer E. Wark, pastor of the Walnut Grove M. E. plvurch and was an insnirine call to the yOung' people for Christian service. At 8:30 Thomas Gray, a returned missionary, gave an illustrat ed lecture on the "MIcroneslan Islands." The afternoon lecture by G. A. uear- nf TtufTaln was heard by a small audience but proved to be one of the best lectures given on the course. Mr. Gearhart is a one-time member of con gress and is a mosf 'Eloquent and-in' structive speaker .-His subject was "Civic Righteousness!! and he ably ex pounded the needs of our modern civil ization and showed 'the imperative-demand for a higher- Type of ; Christian citizenship. V. . ! ' At the close' of trie gospel service last evening, Revl-'W.' M. uieavemnu took charge Qtfh8-,rneetlrig and ried to ascertain the.' amount' of sentiment in favor of continuingthe-.chautauO.ua n. xroar suns were oassed and those present requested , to put down how many dollars, worth of - tickets they would pledge themselves' to sell for next year. Tne Blips are tu" "'" In nnrf it Is not yet-Known ihj.""s the pledges will runV'but the manage ment fully expects to touwhuc umhiv next vear if they find that the f Toneka and vicinity are as strong for XI as iney uencve ci. mi . I v. Tonon la n milch moot- od ouestlon at the assembly. It would be interesting to "' listen to a debate ipon the subject wun mis. m;vi"!i nd Captain Hobson for the affirmative and Dr. Green and Mr. uearnari xor the negative. , r - n.- i ia Tint oi-ilv educa- ine : ' . . . tional in its influence, but, last night ..nai-iaiiv. mieht be - said to be co educational as well. ... If a continuation "of the present weavher couia De insureu, mo '"s--ment might pay cut better by letting he crowd in free and selling them cold drinks after they are im . . - - - . , . V, i f wo reflect jr. is wun . , . that the Chautauqua is drawing to a close without havins once heard a dis cussion of the negro question with all its crackling, sizzling interest. War with Japan is hardly so fascinating. Tonight. 7-30 p m. Prelude Howe company. 8:30 p. m. Moving pictures. Tuesday, July 23. WOMEN'S CLUB DAT. 8:30 9:00 a m. Devotional hour. a. m. Bible lecture. Dr. W. M. . . - htv,. ATcW Tpsrampnt tiie Gathering of the Books." Council tent. 10-00 a m. Women's Federated clubs. Mrs' Margaret Hill McCarter. Topeka, presiding. Address, . M: s. Eustace Brown, Olathe. 2:00 p. m. Meisterslngers quartetle. Dr. Wm. J. Dawson, London. "Robert Louis Stevenson." 3:00 p. m. Women's Federated club. Mrs. W. A. Johnston, Topeka, presid irg " Address, Ms. James Humphrey, Junction City. "Kansas, in Song aui Story." Council hour. 5-00 p. m. United Mission study, Mrs. John P. White. "Philanthropic Mis sions." 7-30 p. m. Meistersingers' quartett". 8:30 p. m. Richie,' the ' Magici-in. "Shadowgraphy." New Tork Money Market. New York, July "22. MONEY Money on call steady, 22 per cent, ruling rate closing bid 2V4 ami offered at ,3 per cent Time loans very strong. Sixty days; 4"4 per cent ; 90 days. 5 per cent ; 6 months, 6 pjer cent. CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, 5WS6 per cent; sterling exchange firm, with ac tual business In bankers' bills at 4.S6WS 4 S6S5 for demand and at $4.83704.83. for 60 dav bills; commercial mills. $4.93. SILVER-Bar silyer.-eSVsc; Mexican dol lars, 53c. . BONDS Government- bonds irregular. A Killlns nt n'jtance. r " Pittsburg, Kan., July 22.-A the result of a shooting at a dance at Mc cormick coal camp, ten miles north of here, late last night; Charles Zecomb wm Killed. Jchn Ferguson, a denntv constable, was fatally wounded, and Andrew Zecomb. brother of Charles Zecomb, was shot through the hand. Penalty Clause- I'tteonstitutlmial. Asheville, N.' C, July 22. Federal Judge ; Pritchard today discharged Ticket Agents Woods and Wilson of the Southern railway on habeas cor pus proceedings and declared the pen alty clause of the hew rate bill uncon stitutional. : MAY BE OLD OFFENDER Gives His Name to Police as Ous Rosenberry. Carried Stolen Gold and Bunch Skeleton Keys. ' .'"A plucky young man named W. E. Jeffrey, captured a burglar single hand ed and alone at noon today and turned him over to the police. The man gives his name as Gus Ros enberry. He was caught In the act of robbing the . dental office of Dr. F. A. Koester, 818 Kansas avenue. Toung Jeffrey had an appointment at the noon hour with his brother. Dr. A. B. Jef frey, who has a reception room in com mon with Dr. Koester. The reception room is kept locked during the noon hour and when Jeffrey, who is visiting his brother, found a suspicious stranger in the room and the door unlocked his suspicions were t once aroused. He asked the man what was wanted and What hn - wan rinlno- In th. nfflA and received the reply that he was wait ing for the dentist. Dr. Koester, in whose office he was found is away on a vacation and the story did not seem good to the young man. "I will Just take you with me," he said and ; stepped ' into the hallway to call help from another office in case he should need it and as he was returning found the stranger attempting to secret a package under a door mat. This pack age contained leaf gold such is used about a dental office. The man pleaded to be released saying that a mistake had been made and then made a threatening motion as though about to draw a revolver when he found that his captor would not release him. : Mr. Jeffrey grab bed him by the throat and led him to the. street intending to take him to the police " station when the strange feature of the htif e affair ' happened a policeman1 passed. The prisoner was" turned over to the officer' aha" vrsis taken to the police station "protesting: his innocence and gave the name -or -;Gus Rosenberry, though the officers are sure that it is an alias arid that he - belongs to the "gentleman ' crook variety of daylight workers. When searched about $20.00 In- money was found on him as well as "several packages of gold which it Is evident has been stolen from some dental office, a bunch of skeleton keys and six valuable gold Elk signet rings. A pawn ticket found on him indi cates that' he pawned one of the rings for $6.60 and the off leer's "are ' satis fled that by-chance one of the smooth est davlfght workers of the country has fallen into their hands. He has steadfastly refused to make an ex planation of any sort. He had a card on his person ori; which he had noted the .time 6f'.'tn8,.ai!Myiar and "departure of all trains ' from the" city and It' is evident that he . was prepared to . get out of the city- on, ,P(hort notice if nec essary. .... -r - ' MAJ. SIMS VERY LOW. His Death Momentarily Expected at . Home of Son. nti-nt nt AaK nf' th hnmfl of his son. J. B. Sims, at Mission Center Major Sims nas Deen in a serious condition lor cveri yars. xi vu.o taken with fainting spells while presi dent of the First Rational bank and since then, he has,"nqt been well. For two years, lie has made his home on the farm w'lth,his son. About a week ago when Major Sims was called to dinner he was found to be in a deep sleep and he has never fully recovered consciousness since, that time. FOUR ARE DEAD. Crazy Man Kills His Family.. With an Ax and Is Shot. a o r-m ot- n hfint Kft vpflrs oTH liv ing' near this village, killed his invalid Son, 1118 wire anu xier luaicr lauici mm an ar. McClellan, a neighbor, whom the crazed murderer naa aiso anacKeu. rr-v, Cutr-hpon fa rm Ufa rind flnriar- ently always been a happy one, except XOT l.ne C1UUU WHiLii liic cwi a aim ism cast over the family. nri.i. m 1 n v at far' a a la Irmnwn Scutcheon suddenly murderously at tacked nis son ilii " a. jic ii uBH ed the boy's head frightfully. When his wife Interfered, he turned on her nd pursuen tne uignieneu. Btreanuus ioman from the house to the road, ihere he knocked her down with his weapon. He then rushed back to the house and murdered his foster father-in-law. Next he tried to destroy himself. The maddened man gashed his throat with razor ana toon some pari, gieeu. TTl. .n,,r3a Tl tL'palrAn him a Tl A Tne poison did not take immediate ef fect. - .... Ax in hand, he returned to tne roaa here he had felled his wife a few mo ments before. - The first blow did not kill her and she had been carried Into . . J nf Ucnrv Ttff.rlellTl IlMrhv ine nuuac u " ' j . .- -j McClellan rushed to another neighbors 'When Scutcheon found that his wife was in the McClellan home alive he lashed a winuow wim jus jumy through it, -and again attacked her. This time he crushed her skull. He then left the McClellan' home and re turned to his own house, but when Mr. McClellan returned from his search for . n. r, rrar m r "Q TTl O CM it O tl H started tover toward him saying, I ant you, iuu. -..-. it T..iut oKAnt I vnir onmA anrnfta th road," replied McClellan, who had arm- I mmseii wun a snoigun. across. McClellan thereupon shot bjm dead. 7 SHE RAX AROUND XI GUTS, Grace Wood Who - ' Wonldri't ;.Mind Father Goes to Beloit ' Grace Wood, a 14 year old girl, of Incorrigible tendencies, was sent to day to the Industrial school for girls Rare Bargains in Remnants of Colored Wash Goods Remnants of thia season's Goods. Lengths from 2 to desirable for any and all drees them out quick, so have marked them very low. Only 10c a Yard . A pretty assortment of organdies and batiste in light and medium colorings. Some thirty pieces from which to select, worth up to 15c. Your choice this week, a yard, 10c. Special Showing of Light Madras Cloths Colored printings on a white ground. Designs suitable for ladies' outing suits, waists, and skirts; for gents' shirts and shirt waists; for children's- waists and dresses a com plete assortment, 32 inches wide, at per yard 10c 15c 19c. 25c and 30o. Souvenir Pillow Tops Photographs of Topeka's most interesting publio build ings, including the State Capitol, reproduced on a fine grade of pillow material a practical souvenir to take or send to friends living in other States. The prices eaoh are 39c and 50c. 50c Pillow Covers 25c Each Very serviceable for poroh and hammock pillows. Cov ers ready for use were 50o, now each 25c. It's 54 inches rlininfy table for it at Linen Department Topeka business in The State Journal because it is the paper the read $ a 0 at Belolt." Grace's father, a widower, had the girl arrested a couple of days ago, because of her absolute refusal to pay attention to anything that he told her. He told Judge Hayden that the girl Insisted on running around the streets at night against his wishes and he thought it would be for the girl's good if she was sent to a cor rectionary institution. NEW YORK LIFE PAYS. Insurance Company Pays Nearly $300,000 to Perkins' Family. Lawrence, Kan., July 22. The New York Life today paid the Perkins poli cies as follows: To family and trustees of estate, $236,000; to various bequests, $50,000. All is paid but twelve thousand and which final proofs have not been made. LISTS OF THE KANSAS FAIRS. Allen County Agricultural society; Frank E. Smith, secretary, Iola; Aug ust 87-30. 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 3-8. Butler County Fair association'. W. F. Benson, secretary. El Dorado; Aug ust 27-31. Butler county Douglass Agricul tural society: C. R. Aiger, 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-. Clay county Wakefield Agricultur al society: Eugene Elkins, secretary, Wakefield: October 2-4. Cloud County Fair association: W. Li McCarty. secretary, Concordia; September 24-27. - 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, Winfleld: October 1-4. Cowley county Eastern Cowley County fair: W. A. Bowden. secretary, Burden September. Dickinson County Fa!r association: H. C Wann.. secretary, Abilene; Oc tober 2-i. Elk County Agricultural Fair asso ciation: E. B. -Iace. secretary, Gren ola: September-25-27. Finney County Agricultural society: A. H. Warner, secretary, Carden City. Ford County Agrlculsui-al society: Nicholas Mayrath. - secretary. Dodge City; September 4-7. . Franklin - - County Agricultural so ciety: Carey M. Porter, ecretary. Ot tawa; September 3-7. Greenwood County Fair association: most popular Colored Wash 12 yards. Designs and weaves occasions. We want to close Knitted Table Padding This padding will not grow hard but retains its softness be cause it's knitted. It's gua ranteed to wash well and easi ly, requiring only to be rinsed in warm water with a little washing compound added needs no rubbing or ironing. Another advantage it has is nreservino- the noli'sh rf fVia" - ! t t 1 O w- WV wide, and 85c a yard. Ask men advertise people of Topeka a a a a a 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. Linn County Fair association: P. 8. Thorne, secretary. Mound City; Oc tober 1-4. Jefferson County Fair association: Frank Leach, secretary, Oskaloosa. Marsnall County Fair association: R. W. Hemphill, secretary, Marys ville; October 1-4. McPherson County Agricultural Fatt association: H. A. Rowland, secretary, McPherson: September 2-7. Miami County Agricultural and Me chanical Fair association: Geo. R. Reynolds, secretary, Paola; Octobsr 1-4. Mitchell County Agricultural asso ciation: Ira N. Tlce, secretary, Belolt; October 2-6. Montgomery county CoffeyvlIl Fair and Park association: A. B. Hol loway, secretary. CofteyvlUe; August 13-18. 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. Ness Crounty Agricultural associa tion: Thos. Rineley, secretary, Nas City; September 11-13. Ness county TJtica Fair and Agri cultural association: R. C. Webster, Jr., secretary, TJtica. Norton bounty Agricultural asso ciation: M. F. Garrlty, secretary, Nor ton; August 27-30. Osage County Fair association: F. E. Burke, secretary, Burllngame; . Sep tember 8-6. Reno county Centrat Kansas Fair association: . A. L. Spoler. secretary, Hutchinson; September 18-21. 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. Cralg( secretary. Riley. saline County Agricultural. Horti cultural and Mechanical association; B. B. Stimmel. Jr., secretary, Salina; Sept. 24-27. Shawnee county Kansas Exposi tion company: R. T. Kreipe. secretary, Topeka; September 9-14. Thomson's Venture Short Lived. John H. Thomson, who married in April Goldie is tired of marriage and wants a diiorce. He says his wife de serted him in June after proving her.9elf untrue to the marriage vows. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank our friends for their kindness through the sickness and death of our daughter, Mrs. Louisa Mary White. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Gaines and family. -