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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALFRIDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1907 T FITWELL SHOES MUST BE SOLD! SEASON'S NEWEST STYLES Ladies' $4 and $5 "Welt or Turn Sole Patent Leather, Vici Kid or Tan, Lace, Blucher or Button Oxforda Boys $3 and S3.50 Vici Kid, Calf, Patent Leather or Tan, "Welt Sole Oxfords Men's $3 and $3.50 Patent Leather, Vioi or Tan Welt Sole Oxforda; Men's S6.00 Patent Leather or Vici Kid Oxforda, sizes $6.50 buys any Suit of Clothes in Our House. The First 50 Suit Customers Get a Very Fine Suit Case FREE ! Sale Begins 7:30, Rain or Shine 5H, 6, 6X, 7, IX, 8 A and B widths MOST ALL SIZES ELLET JOHN I. HENRY C 515 Kansas Avenue fFlria SaiuFtfau morning :1 95 FLOCK TO HEAR DELMAS Great Crowd Listens to Argument in Defense of Glass. San Fl-ancisco, July 26. Not a seat ithtn hearing remained vacant in the auditorium of Temple Israel-Sherith to day when Deiphin M. Delmas began the closing argument in defense of Vice President and General Manager Louis Glaes of the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph company, whose trial for bribery has been progressing for two weeks before a Jury in Judge Law lor's department of the superior court. "This is an indictment." said uei mas. -Charging Louis M. Glass with the crime of bribery alleged to have been committed by giving to one Boxton the turn of J&jOOO on the- lbin or aiarcn, 1906, for the purpose of influencing his action as a supervisor of this city and the county in a matter then pending before the board, the application of the Home Telephone company for a fran chise to operate in this city. To this charge he pleaded not guilty and the question of his guilt or innocence is the Issue and the sole issue wnicn you i to try. "What is the evidence here? What Is the proof of the commission of the crime? The only proof that any money was ever paid to Dr. Boxton is his own unsupported testimony. .-If Boxton was bribed he is as much guilty of the crime as is the man who bribed him. That he was an accom plice if tha crime was committed is admitted by the prosecution. You have them the sole testimony of a man who tells you he sold himself over and over again a man whom the law stigmatizes as unworthy of belief in himself and whose testimony must be corroborated by other and uncontaminated evidence tending to connect the defendant with the commission of the crime, before a conviction can be had." DUEL WITH AUTOS. WIPES OUT $4,000,000 DEBT. Cliicagoan Pars Obligations Incurred In Pork Corner. THE LATE HERALD. Rival Agents Drive Their Cars To gether Till One Is Smashed. Columbus. Ind.. July 26. Two driv ers of automobiles fought a terrible duel here with their machines as weapons.- They are Joe Medlam of this city and Eugene E. Beyer of Kokomo, each an asent for his par ticular type of car. An accidental collision started the row. Both men became angry and, putting on full speed, charged each other. Time and again they crashed together, each trying to put the other machine out of action. They would back away, then charge again, until the fenders of Medlam's machine were co bent it wouldn't run. Medlam then became more angry than ever and leaped into the other car. He began to pummel Reyer, but the police put an end to it. STATE IS HEALTHY. Chicago, July 26. Edward . W. Bailey, who fourteen years ago in the famous pork corner lost $4,000,000, recently mailed out checks for $60,000, thus wiping out the last cent of in debtedness. He has not much money left, but faces the world . with clean hands. Under the rules of the e-ame h could have gone into bankruptcy, or "ennA hrnlra ' . . ,1 .. ; . I, . 1 J I D 11 1 1 vl CllliCr II1CLI1UU would have canceled the obligations in the eyes of the law. But Air. Bailey took a different view of things. He owed certain men certain amounts of money, and the repayment of these sums was his constant care, night and day. The crash in pork, which -carried down many fortunes, came August 1, ioi. i-uaany railed for $6,000,000, and many of the lesser fry went un der, never to emerge again. On the last day of July pork closed at $19 the barrel. At the tap of the gong the next day it opened at $18.75, and the rout was on. Cudahy was carrying 200.000 tierces of lard, and made frantic efforts to borrow $500, 000 to stem the tide, but bankers were cautious. When it became known Cudahy ue lorceu to unload, panic en- A Meeting of Creditors Is Hold Today and Action Deferred. f- sued. THREE NEW WARSHIPS. Admiral IJuin Discusses the . Naval Programme of Japan. Less Contagion This Year Than Last According to Official Reports. With the exception or measles, there is less contagion in the state than there was a year ago, accord ing to the June report of the state board of health, Issued today. There are 514 cases of measles as compar ed with 61 cases a year ago, and 11 deaths as compared with none a year ago. Other contagious diseases maae the following record for June 1906, and June 1907: Tuberculosis: 1906, cares 104, deaths 47; 1907, cases 62, deaths 52. Typhoid fever: 1906, cases 59, deaths 7; 1907 cases 39, deaths 9. Diphtheria: 1906, cases 25, deaths 4; 1907. cases 31, deaths 3. Scarlet fever: 1906, cases 36, deaths 0; 1907 cases 26, deaths 1. Smallpox: 1906, cases 150, deaths 0; 1907. cases 169, deaths 1. Topeka city reports two deaths from tuberculosis, no cases of ty phoid, four cases of diphtheria and no deaths, one case of scarlet fever and no deaths; three cases of small pox and no deaths, three cases of measles and no deaths. BRYAN SAVES WOMAN. Auto Accident Gives Him Chance to Rival Fairbanks. Storm Lake, la.. July 26. W. J. Bryan is not to be outdone by Fair banks. He rescued a Storm Lake wo man from an automobile accident here. He was being driven to the lake and a stop was made when an automo bile, which was being driven by Mrs. E. B. Stillman of Correctionville, la., crashed into his car. Mrs. H. W. Deal, who occupied the rear car, was hurled to the ground and slightly in jured. Mr. Bryan sprang out. and lifting Mrs. Deal into the car. he cranked it and they started oft. No More Free Rides. Dallas. Tex., July 26. Railroad offi cials of Texas lines who have hereto fore extended the courtesies of cccasion al rides in their private cars to friends and acquaintances find themselves in an awkward predicament since the new Texas antlpass law has become opera tive. Under this none but regularly em ployed railroad employes can ride on free passes, and in future none but rail road officials or their clerks may enjoy the distinction and pleasure of a ride in a private car. Death of Frank Coot. Junction City, Kan.. July 26. Frank Cook of the firm of construction contractors operating: In Kansas City and Oklahoma City, died here today, at the home of his father, of pertton 'ltis, aged 37 years. He lived at Mus kogee, I. T. He has put in water works and sewer systems in Pittsburg And other Kansas cities. Paris, July 26. Gil Bias publishes to day an Interview with Vice Admiral IJuin. commander of the Japanese squadron now at Brest, on the Japanese navy. Asked if Japan had not decided, in view of recent happenings, to enlarge her program of naval construction, the vice admiral replied: "We have a naval program for several years ahead and we shall execute it punctually and rigorously, as do the great fiatjons of Europe., But, this pro gram has not been enlarged of recent months and it stands as it did when originated by the admiralty last year." continuing, tne vice admiral said it was inexact to declare that the Japanese loan would be used for the increase of naval power and explained that this money would be devoted to the con struction of railways and other com munication in Manchuria. "We are satisfied with the navy," Vice Admiral IJuin went on, "and we believe this branch will be able to cope with all eventualities. The Japanese parliament, while refusing nothing for national de fense, holds us rigorously to the naval appropriations and these we never ex ceed. We are to build three warships, of the type of the Tsukuba. but more powerful, and they are to be constructed in Japanese yards from material fur nished by Japanese industries." Vice Admiral IJuin knew nothing of any intention on the part of Japan to build warships for China. "We are interested in all things con cerning the grandeur and power of the Asiatic race." he said, "but up to the present time we have not had to concern ourselves with the Chinese marine. China has not appealed to us and she is not yet seriously interested in the re organization of her navy." THEYNEARLY DIED. Creditors of the Topeka Daily Herald, which suspended publication ' Monday, and which has been managed for the past three weeks by Charles F. Spen cer, receiver, held their first meeting this morning in the office of J. G. Slonecker, referee in bankruptcy. A statement filed with the receiver shows claimed assets of $27,000 divided into the following items, $20,000 me chanical equipment, subscription ac counts $3,500, advertising accounts $2, 000 and office fixtures $1,500; with lia bilities amounting to $35,000, a large amount of which consists of bonds is sued, outstanding notes, and a claim of $4,000 of the Mergenthaler Linotype company and the Goss Printing Press company. In addition to'this,. employes claim wages due them amounting to about $500. - The largest creditor is the Assets Re alization company of Chicago, which purchased from the First National bank notes of the Herald Publishing com pany floated to recure loans. The bank paper bears a face value of $13,000. In addition bonds to the amount of $25,000 were authorized, but how much was really issued is not exactly known by the receiver. The above two items represent the heaviest liabilities. Both Charles F. Spencer, receiver, and Dell Keizer, former bu&iness man ager, stated that no bids had been received for the sale'ef the plant. ."Mr. Kemper has been to me a time or two and talked some of organizing si 'com pany to buy the paper, tthat's the only thing I know of," saidf Air.5 Spencer. : "I heard from several sources that Barney Sheridan was thinking of buy ing." offered Mr. Keizer. "No offer for less than 75 per cent of the appraised value of the property will be accepted," said Mr. Slonecker. "I imagine it will bring a better price if it's all sold together than if it is ped dled out." The referee finally gave instructions to Mr. Spencer, who is continued as trustee, to accept offers for the pro perty both in part and for the entire plant. It was agreed that it would be best to keep the property at the business location of the paper, 816 Kansas ave nue, in order to. avoid the cost of mov ing. The rent on the building has been paid up until August 1. A second meeting of the creditors will be called in two weeks and under an announcement by the referee to the various creditors. Though members of the Democratic party would like to se cure control of the Herald and its plant, it is hardly believed to be possible to organize a stock company at present. "The plan is to get both local Demo crats and others from all parts of the state interested," said W. H. Kemper, who has actively been back of the pro posed purchase. "I am afraid though that there isn't time enough left to get together. It is not entirely hopeless, however." JORDAN LAYS A BRICK. 7 fj f " -J' 1 i -"-v I -TW,,r.,i " -. t LITTLE GIRL'S DRESS. Councilman Starts Paving Work on Nortli Kansas Avenue. , ' mI 1 alv ation Armv I 1 uilding Day I Two Men Rode on Top of the Twen tieth Century Limited. Cleveland, O., July 26. E. R. Buckley, a hotel clerk, and Geo. Elliott, an actor of New- York City, were taken from the top of the Twentieth Century limited train when it arrived here early today, unconscious from fright and exposure of their trip. They say they climbed to the top of one of the sleepers as the train was pulling out of Buffalo, not realizing the terrific exposure and perilous nature of the trip. After being restored to consciousness the men were arrested. They said they were without money and were trying to beat their way to Chicago. Both were well dressed. ROOSEVELT WON'T RUN. Neither Tart Nor Foreker Will Be Named, Says Bryan. Springfield. 111.. July 26. As W. J. Bryan passed through Springfield en route to cover a chautauo.ua engage ment he stated that it was his opinion Roosevelt would not be a candidate for renomination. He declined to state who he thought would be the Republican nominee, but expressed the opinion that it would not be Taft or Foraker. ' Mr. Bryan intimated that he might - be able to whisper the name of the "dark horse" in Roosevelt's ear if the president wanted to know. RIPPED OPEN FIVE GIRLS A Fiend at Large on the Streets of Berlin. Berlin, July 26. A fienish and atro cious criminal made his appearance on the streets of Berlin today and five little girls are his victims. Th'i man approached the children, and by a deft stroke with a knife, ripped open their stomachs. One of the children is dead. Each crime was committed in a different locality. The criminal escaped. The first laying of brick for the repav ing of North Kansas avenue between Gordon street to the Melan bridge was done this morning. Councilman Jordan of the First ward was granted the priv ilege of placing the first brick into posi tion. John Ritchie, who secured the subcon tract from H. M. Rice for the major part of the new paving, has not yet ar rived in the city and he has not com menced on any of the streets which were included in his contract. The North Kansas avenue repaving is being done under a contract with Haskins & Ramsey. PUT OUT ITS OWN FIRF. Queer Prank Played by Lightning at Augusta, Georgia. Augusta, Ga.. July 26. The storm which swept over Aususta last night did much damage to property and in calculable damage to fruit and shade trees. It also played some queer pranks. One bolt of lightning which set fire to the cotton in the card rooms in the Augusta cotton factory was fol lowed by another which turned on the automatic sprinkler system, quickly extinguishing the fire by flooding all parts of the building. Larger quantities of manufactured goods were ruined and the damage to machinery will be very heavy. Tele graph, electric lighting and street car companies suffered heavily and sewers and drains were greatly damaged by the flood of water. RECEIVERS GET SOME PAY Also Talk Over With Court Future Procedure. ; Their All three of the brewery receivers came to the supreme court headquar ters today, and were in conference for some time with Chief Justice John ston. After the conference was over. Judge T. F. Garver. one of the receiv ers,' said: "We were simply talking over with the court the proper procedure of the receivers in the future." The receivers were each given today a check for $1,250, together with $281 expense money, the allowance made and paid by the Va! Blatz Brewing company. The Val Blatz company is now at liberty to proceed with the sale of its Kansas property, tinder the supervision of the receivers. None of the other brewers can sell their prop erty until having secured permission and paid uj their "dues" to the re ceivers. , . The illustration shows the dress in round outline at the top. and the fullness across the front and back is held in place beneath the narrow shaped yoke, which is of hand embroidery. The sleeves and skirt are cut in one piece, having ti seam under the arm. Hand embroidery finishes the sleeves. Three tucks and a deep hem complete the skirt. A guimpe can be worn if desired. This little garment should be made of the softest ma ter;als, such 33 linon. French and Persian lawn, batiste, mull and fine nain sook. . , GREAT STAMP COLLECTIONS. One Owned hy a Cleveland Man Ra garded as Finest in America. . Three hundred thousand dollars is the estimate by experts of the value of the stamp collection owned by George H. Worthington of Cleveland, Ohio, said to be the finest in the Unit ed States. It is indeed one of the fin est in the world, and is remarkable for rare stamps fn blocks of four-and unused specimens. One of the greatest rarities of his holdings is a specimen of the rare Hawaiian two-cent missionary stamp on an original envelope. Only two specimens are known in this condi tion, although there are several copies of the stamp without the envelope. This one stamp is easily worth $5,- 00- Stamp after stamp in Mr. Worth ington's albums is -worth from $1,000 to $5,000. He has one of the famous ten-cent Baltimore postmaster stamps on the original envelope, said to be the best copy in existence. Only three other specimens are known, and it is easily worth . $5,00 0. Of the same Baltimore stamps he also has the only known pair of five-cent stamps, the value of which only an auction sale could determine. . The next most valuable collection of stamps in this country is owned by Henry J. Duveen, of New York. It includes a collection of the rare Brit ish Guiana stamps, which is rated among the most complete in existence, and won for him a gold medal at the recent English exhibition. Of the Guiana stamps Mr. Duveeh possesses a pair of the type set stamps of the issue of 1850-51. on the origi nal envelopes. They are said to be worth $5,000 apiece. Another great Guiana rarity is the .1856 - four-cent stamp on sugar paper, which is also easily worth $5rDulh This is likewise on the original envelope, .which makes a great difference in the value. Mr. Duveen's collection is valued at $250, 000. ' ... Easily worth a quarter of a million dollars are the postage stamps of Charles L. Packnf Lakewood, N. J. They are said - tovinclude the most complete series of British North American stamps - ever gathered , tor gether. These Mr. Pack has both on and off the original envelopes, all kinds of shade so dear to the heart of the specialist, provisional issues bpth. used and unused, and even split stamps. The last are those which have heert cut in half in order to get the proper rvalue, and they are very rare. Mr. Pack has a dozen copies of the scarce twejvepenny Canadian stamp, each of which is worth from $350 to $600, according to its condition. Some of these are in pairs and are worth very much more than single specimens. He has all the rare unused scarlet and orange Newfoundland stamps of 1857, some of which are worth from $100 to $800 each when in fine condi tion. Also, he owns every one of the rare shilling stamps of New Bruns wick, and Nova Scotia. Mr. Pack started to collect in 1870, and at the English exhibition he won first prize over the finest collections in Europe. W. H. Sussdorf, of New 'York city, has a collection valued at $100,000. He owns some, of the greatest rarities of the United States series, among them being several of the very rare inverted stamps of the 1869 issue, some of which are valued at $2,500 each. His series of Argentine stamps is complete and contains all -the rari ties ever issued by that country. Of the scarce early Ceylons his collection numbers nearly every variety. Henry J. Crocker, of San Francisco, has another of the most valuable col lections in this country. His collection of the high-priced Hawaiian stamps is the most complete in the -world, and with it he won the championship medal at the world's stamp exhibition. It is hard to estimate Mr. Crocker's stamp holdings, but it is safe to say that their value is not far short of $150,000. In the big fire last year in San Francisco he lost $60,000 worth of stamps which he had temporarily removed from the safe deposit vaults to his office, although the remainder of his collection escaped, including the rare Hawaiian stamps. Mr. Crocker's stamps include many of the Hawaiian plain border num erals, this series being the- most com plete known. In- these all the original plates have been reassembled, -among them being the one and the two cent in pale blue and the two-cent on .dull blue and robin's, egg paper. A block of six unused two-cent' pale blue island stamps on bluish white is said- to be a stamp rarity that could not be. duplicated, as there is not a used pair- of this variety in existence. Of the regular Hawaiian issues Mr. Crocker's .- collection includes all the shades, blocks and sheets, and The following public spirited firms of this city, ap preciate the Avork of the Salvation Army and have come to the front with their practical sympathy, by setting aside Saturday, July 27th As "Salvation Army Building Day," on which day they agree to give 5 per cent of the gross receipts of the day's sales, thus enabling the Army to finish payment of their lots and also-to start the fund for the "Mother Florence Building. ;v Will an equally interested public appreciate this generosity of our merchants, which gives every buy er an opportunity to aid in the campaign without ad ditional cost? For this helpful day Saturday, 27th the Salvation Army -"will have as allies the profits of many hundreds of dollars invested in our great stores, and the personal service of more than a thou sand zealous workers, each clerk vieing with the oth er by their sales to make "Salvation Army Day" a success. For tins day Topeka trade at these stores becomes a true philanthropy and "profits" a real giving . A CHANCE FOR THE SMALL GIVER A great army of interested citizens have wanted to give to the Army Building Fund, but hesitated to send in such modest amounts as 25 cents, $1, etc. These firms not only make such small donations pos sible to every man or woman in Topeka, but they make it without cost to their every patron. Let a loyal public show by liberal buying their apprecia tion of this generosit Whatever you buy tomor row, buy it from one of the following houses. Yoti will not pay one cent more for your goods. The following firms will give 5 per cent of their gross receipts for Saturday, July 27th, to the Army Building Fund : C. M. Hill, Wall Paper, 813 Kansas ave. . II. B. Howard, Electrical Supplies, 710 Kansas ave. Topeka Messenger & Express Co., 616 Jackson st. Mrs. H. Ilulse, Florist, 733 Kansas ave. August Cothing Co. Gents Furnishings, 622 Kan. ave F. C. Lutes, Photographer, 511 Kansas ave. Fred A. Snowr, Druggist, 523 Kansas ave. E. B. Guild, Music Co., 722 Kansas ave also the inverted and double sur charged specimens made by the pro visional government in 1893. New York Herald. TRAVELS OF GRAINS OF SAXD. Professor Finds Tliey Cover a Million Miles to Make 180 Net. The travels of grains of sand have long been a matter of scientific record. Years ago it was established that par ticles picked up on the coasts of Pas de Calais had their origin in the rocks of Brittany, from 120 to 180 miles dis tant. Another standard fact is the dis covery - on the coast of Denmark of chalk dust which undoubtedly came from the cliffs of Normandy. Prof. Thoulet. the French ocean ographer, has Just addressed a report to the Academy of Sciences on the pre cise manner in which these particles travel such great distances. He finds that the result is due entirely to the nction of waves and tides, causing the particles of sand to pursue a zigzag course, which he likens to the teeth of a saw, and having in the channel and North, sea a general direction from east fewest. The professor calculates that each grain travels at least 8,000 yards up and down the beach under the Impulse of the incoming and retreating waves for each yard that it is conveyed parallel with the coast line. Thus, al lowing something for the influence of the wind when the sand is -dry, the sand from Brittany found along the Pas de Calais strand must have travel ed something like a million miles to reach there. On an average about fifteen waves a minutes strike the beach, and these cause a lateral movement of about one centimeter, or one-tenth of an inch, which, however, is apt to be constant ly reversed by winds, currents, and obstructions. It is inferred that the Journev performed by each grain or sand must take at least fifty years, and may easily consume a hundred. , , n vhtrh There was some coniuwun - side of the street cars should -trliZ make it a rule." said the motorman, to notice on which side the people are wait nffun..th??.ft?P- llf SiSEi. on both ventured one Icbs hardened in ex- xJSt. to that." replied the instructor "of course -it s imocrble not to obU:a snbody once in a while." Philadelphia LedSr.