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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, June 17, 1911, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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At Least Wife Makes Ugly
Charges Against Ilim.
Says lie Tried to Use Her for
and Share These Good Values-Sale Begins at 7:30
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Am:ised Himself by Mapping
Her Face.
Now She Asks the Court for a
Frank G. Taft, who alleges that he is
lome manner of 33d cousin of William
Howard Taft, president of the United
States, was today made defendant in o
Buit for divorce filed by Beulah Helen
Taft, his wife. Trouble arose, the peti
tion says, when Taft wanted his wife
to make sensational charges against
prominent professional men for tho
purpose of blackmail. When Mrs. Taft
refused, the husband beat her.
The parties to the action were mar
ried in Kansas in January. 1S06. They
liave one son. Franklin K. Taft. 6 years
old. Taft has a shooting: gallery and
other amusement resorts on lower
Kansas avenue. He also owns several
concessions at Vinewood park. It was
about a year ago when Mrs. Taft was
confined in St. Francis hospital.
After her recovery, the woman states,
the husband prevailed on her to make
charges of an illegal operation against
n prominent physician, whose name is
not mentioned. She refused. Mn.
Taft says the husband's purpose was
that of blackmail; and when his plan
was defeated, Taft lost his temper and
beat his wife. Later Taft prevailed on
his wife to make sensational charges
against the conduct of "a prominent
Topeka lawyer, whom she knew only
by sight and reputation." Again sh'?
refused. Then there was more trouble
in the Taft home. fr.,r.k
Once the petition reads, Talt struck
Ms wife on the back, causing her. se
vere injury. On another occasion ."ie
U ,ok nor on the arm with uch force
that a blood vessel was ruptured. Fre
quently the alk-ged rek.tive of tr.e chief
, x.H-ulive is charged with amusing him
self by slapping his wife's !
Wednesday evening when Mrs. Taft de
cided to abandon her life Journey with
the man who wears the president s
t," ine. On that evening, the plaiuinf
s i' s she went to her husband s shoot
intVallery. H re Vrt modestly showed
his v'ife a revolver with which he prom
is" 1 to "fx" her at some future date.
The next dav Mrs. Taft told her troubles
' , the woman wanUs a
divorce." the' custody of her minor chiid
pnd a just equity in Taft a amusemen-
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Cincinnati, June 17. Latest photo- jat the station. Miss Taft inherits her
graph of the daughter of tho president, j father's jolly and good natured dispo-
showing the popular White House de-sltio" whlF "aes thfr emely
, . . . , popular with Washington society and
butante just after she alighted from a j is winnins for her the popularity once
Washington train. She was met by I enjoyed by "Princess Alice" daughter
her cousin. Miss Catherine Anderson, lot ex-President Roosevelt.
City Assessors I"ailol to Make A'cur
ate Uctiims ot Population.
r.oy Arrested for l'orstcry Ditlnt Go
Back to IIot.
Archie Nunnery, the 19-year-old forg
er of Hoyi. who was held in the station
here for Mr. Rupp of that city, is again
at large. Kui)p ccmo down last evening
and asked to take the lad to llolton. He
coiusidcred the formality of bringing a
sheriff unnecessary and told the local
nohce he was not so green as he looked.
The bov also told the police he was not
so green as Rupp thought he was. The
consequences ate that alter boarding
the St. Joseph train at Rock Isle-u..
Rupp became engrossed In a conversa
tion with a traveling man and Nunnery
stepped off the train when it slowed up
at the wye before leaving the yards.
Rupp missed his prisoner when he got
ncros3 the Kaw river bridge, but has not
vet found his charge. Coming back to
the police station, he offered a $50 re
ward for Nunnery's capture, and it is
understooa the lad's chance of compro
mise is small.
Tilrs. Ownbci-s loesn't Want to Iay
tb.e State $().
Ellen Osenberg has filed a petition
remonstrating against the assessment
of $60 against her share of the John
"W. Moore estate, under the provisions
of the Inheritance tax law. The levy
was made by the state tax commission
and Mrs. Osenberg's remonstrant will
be heard next week in the proba'.e
Acting under the presumnLion that
her share of the estate constituted a
gift, the tax commission decided Mr3.
osenberg should pay $t0 to the state.
Then Mrs. Osenburs stated the com
mission was wrong. Whe avers that
she works for her money every dol
lar of it and that she should not be
forced to pay an Inheritance tax. The
Osenberg petition was filed in the pro
hate court today following an order
from the tax commission to collect th'i
money. '
Two Vlnyer-s iio In.
Montgomery, June 17. Manager
Dohbs of the Montgomery Southern
league club announced this morning
that Shortstop Champ Osteon had been
Fold to the Brooklyn Nationals and
that Pitcher Bailey, formerly of the
St. Louis Americans, had been sigtied
by Montgomery.
To Get
Its Ccnsficia! Effects
Alrays B'jy tho Genuine
One of the glaring acts of omission
of the city assessors became apparent
today when the county clerk s otfico
totaled the enumeration for the six
wards of Topeka city. So flagrant
were the mistakes of the assessors
that the clerk's office was compelled
to estimate the population, using the
1911 registration books as a basis.
When the books of the several as
sessors were turned over to the clerk's
office, they showed but 40,719 people
in Topeka. although the registration
tor tho spring election reached 18,21.
On the government basis that this
was 41.6 per cent of the total popula
tion, Samuel Zimmerman, county
clerk, concluded that there were at
least 43,682 residents of Topeka. Still
Zimmerman scratches his head and
declares that figures are all too low.
It's all the fault of the enumerators.
In the Sixth ward especially wero
startling inaccuracies found in the re
turns. Here the assessor, who saye he
made a careful and accurate count,
found but 1,583 people men, women
and children. Yet in tho Sixth ward
1,56 S peoplvoted for mayor in tho
spring election"."
The enumeration as reported by the
assessors was as follows: First ward,
S:4i5; Second ward, S.155; Third
ward, 7,037; Fourth ward, 9.850;
Fifth ward. 5,59'J; Sixth ward, 1.5S3.
Total, 40,719.
Zimmerman's estimate is as follows:
First ward, 5,04 5; Second ward, 10,
076; Third ward, 9.279; Fourth waid.
7,242; Fifth ward. 7,652; Sixth ward.
4,388. Total, 48.6S2.
In only the First and Fourth wards
do the assessors returns seem to be in
the least accurate. Here the assessors
found more people than the estimate
proves. In the First there is an in-
creaso of 3,450 over the estimate and
in the Fourth and increase of 2,itf8.
These figures added to the Zimmer
man estimate would bring the total
population to 49,350. With ample
room for similar improvements in oth
er wards, there is not the least ques
tion but that an accurate, careful of
ficial count would bring the enumer
ation well above the 50,000 mark.
London, June 17. If the current
rumor is to be believed. Countess
Maidstone, formerly Miss Margarette
Orexel of New York, will not not at
tend the court social functions during
Women's 15c Gauze Vests 10c
Main Floor. ...
An extra good 15c quality of cool gauze cotton vests, swiss ribbed,
very elastic, with narrow straps, taped neck and arms. Sizes 4. 5 and
6. After Supper 10c.
Children's 25c Knit Pants 10c
Main Floor.
Sizes mostly for 6 and 7 years. Wrhite gauze cotton pants with wide
lace trimmed knee. After Supper, pair 10c.
50c Lisle Thread Gloves 25c
Main Floor.
One small lot of 2-clasp lisle thread gloves, broken assortment of
sizes and colors. Tan, grey, black and white -25c. . ;
25c Sash and Hair Ribbons 1 7c
Main Floor.
After Supper this evening you can buy an excellent quality of taf
feta ribbon that makes up beautifully in bows and sashes, for 17c yd.
This is regular 25c ribbon, 5 inches wide, in white, and a good va
riety of colors.
As a special After Supper feature we will tie sasli and hair bows
of this ribbon free.
Kirk's Toilet Soap, box 7c
Main Floor.
KIRK'S good toilet soaps Almond meal,
Box of 3 cakes. After Supper 7c.
Fountain Pens, Up
to $2.50 Kinds, for
Main Floor.
Just a few remaining from a specially purchased line of sample pens,
with 14-karet gold points, that would sell at regular prices up to $2.50.
After Supper, 4Sc.
Oatmeal or Buttermilk,
12Vc and 15c Barred
White Lawn, yard . . .
Second ' Floor.
An assortment of cool white lawns and dimities for waist and
dresses, in a variety of pretty barred and checked patterns 27 inches
wide. After Supper, yard 10c,
15c Wash Suitings 8c
Second Floor.
Linen-finished suiting and skirting. An assortment of patterns In
neat stripes and checks tan, blue and other colors. After Suppe.- 8c
v Half Price Millinery Sale
- Fonrth Floor.
The sale of trimmed hats at half regular prices, announced for to
day, will continue after supper. These are new hats, tastefully trim
med, and the shapes and colors are the latest. Marked to sell regular
ly at from. $3.00, to $20.00. you have your choice for exactly half these
price3. " , ,, .
Barred Lawn Night Gowns 50c
Fourth Floor.
few cool, barred lawn gowns, slip-over style, with Valenciennes lace
yoke, and butterfly sleeves. $1.00 gowns After Supper, 50c.
Girl's Romper Dresses 39c
Fourth Floor.
Striped, dark blue gingham rompers, made with bloomers and skirts.
Reduced from 75c to 39c, for the After Supper Sale.
Men's Soft Shirts 69c
Men's Stores Main Floor.
These soft shirts are made of soft, serviceable mater
ials, in both whites and creams. They have soft, attach
ed collars and each shirt is fitted with a pocket. Most
stores would sell such shirts for at least 1(
$1.00. After Supper for 0C
After Supper Sale of Ru
70c Stair Carpets Tonight 48c
Fifth Floor.
n ft---r-Supper snap. We offer you your choice of four very desir
able patterns in tapestry brussels stair carpets. They sell in the regular
aq wav for 70C the yard. In the After-Supper Sale they go A Of,
HOC at the low price of, a yard
gs, Carpets and Draperies
$15 Tapestry Brussels Rug (9x12) for $11.50
Fifth Floor.
Another example of the saving possibilities of this After-Supper Sale.
Choice of three patterns of tapestry brussels rugs, 9x12 feet 61 1 Rfi
it for r
gi:axi army gives picxic.
Flag Day at Garfield Fiirk Is Appro
priately Celebrated.
limit tJLUhn
5old by a!! leading
OneSIze Only, 504 a Doiile
the coronation festivities. This ia be
cause of the fact that several of the
American colony who hav? married
Knglish royalties have been snubbed
by the court, and Countess Maidstone
feels that in justice to her American
friends she should remain away.
Came From Kansas City in Siecial
Car to Meet Topeka on Diamond.
A Grand Army picnic was held, at Gar
field Park Wednesday afternoon, June 14,
to celebrate Flag Day. Lincoln Circle No.
1, Ladles of the Grand Army of the lie
public, in connection with Lincoln Post
No. 1, of which they are an auxiliary,
reveled in one grand outing. The band
stand at the park was elaborately dec
orated with flags, ranging from 30 feet
down in size.
The program consisted of a beautiful
flag drill by twenty-four children from
the Kast side kindergarten, superintended
by Miss Lulu McKee, with Miss Josephine
JlcKee at the piano. This exhibition dem
onstrated the patriotism instilled in their
daily exercises. Besides their drill, tney
gave the salute to the flag and a sons
entitled "Soldifir Bov W here Are lou Go
ing." also giving the language ol tlie
colors of the flajr.
Miss Eva Cornlne led In the singing of
"Marching Through Georgia."
The song "Rally Round the Flag" was
led by Past Commander Hattie L. Wil
liams, with members of Lincoln Circle
floating flags to the breeses.
A. W. Smith, Topeka pension agent, fol
lowed with an appropriate and eloquent
speech. He paid an earnest tribute to
the patriots of Washington in their strug
gle for universal liberty.
Miss Eva Corning sang a solo, "Our
Own United 6tates." Little Edith Peter
son gave a reading. Address by Hattie L.
Williams along the lines of putriotic In
struction. She urged that eternal vigll
ence be kept In homes, schools and public
gatherings. J. W. SIdwell, chaplain of
Lincoln Post, made an address, telling
what the flag represents to all countries.
He read a poem by his brother, B. L. Sid
well, which was a grand tribute to the
flag. He was followed by Department
Commander E. D. Anderson of Kansas
City, who made some inspiring remarks.
The spread camo next given by tne la
dies and the comrades. Baskets were
sent to the sick, and the remaining bas
kets to the Orphans' Home. In the even
ing many remained to enjoy the round
table talks, songs, readings, etc. So end
ed Flag Lay by Lincoln Circle, Grand
Army of the Republic.
: ;n Axminst.jr
rugs, size 2 7x60 inches, in floral
and Oriental patterns, reguuirij
$2.oO each.
Afte? Supper.
$1.25 Ituas $1.00 "Velvet rugs,
size 2 7x5 4 inches, in rich colorings
and designs, usually si.d bj-i fill
Alter snipper tor. . .t
$37.50 Book Case $28.50
One mahogany bookcase, 4 feet, 2 inches high; 3 feet 9 inches e na
14 inches deep, with four adjustable shelves. Regular price $37.50.
After Supper for $28.50.
in size, and sold regularly for $15 each, tonight
35c Swiss 28c
25c Scrim 19c
Plain and figured curtain Swiss, Stenciled scrim in a wide range
4rt inches wide, and usually 35c a 1 of colorings and designs, usually
yard. After Supper, for a yard 28c i 25c a yard, After Supier, yd. 19c
$4.00 Folding Table $2.95
Folding tables of mahogany or oak, covered with felt. They are 2 8
inches high and the tops are 30 inches square. These are splendid tables,
selling regularly for $4. After Supper $2.95.
Savings After Supper in the Bargain Basement
The Bis Bargain Basement that store of economy has a host of exceptionally good values for the After-Supper sho;
.7.f ft l 0n-Qi ,,'n nnt nvprlnok the offerings of the Mills' basement store.
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Men's Shirts,
Plain and Pleated
Men's dress shirts, in both plain
and pleated bosom styles; black
and white effects and an assort
ment o colors. After
Supper, at the special price.. "xww
Embroidery 8V3C
Swiss and batiste embroidery of
pood quality, including edges, In
sertion and corset cover embroid
ery. Widths up to 9 inches. Much
of it worth loc yard. Rlr
After Supper - o
Silk Ribbons, 11
the 25c Quality ."V
A snlendid all silk ribbon
white, light blue and rose, 3 Vi
inches wide and a - regular 20c
quality. In the After Supper J -
sale tonight for, a yard
Patterns .
Main Floor
i JflilHi I
Ruching 5c
Enough ruching for four collars,
in boxes containing on assortment
of white, black and colors. C
I After Supper, the box for
Women's 25c Hose, 1 EJ
After Supper
The famous Gordon Mercerized
lilse hose, with garter tops and
four-thread lisle heels and toes, in
black and colore. Regular 2 5c
hose After Supper for, 15c
a pair
Belts 10c
Xew, white wash belts. nieUy
embroidered and fitted with pearl
buckles. A big After 1 ("
Supper value, for
Special Sale of
Lawns, a Yard
One special lot of lawns, both
dark and light back-grounds, o
good quality. The quantity ia lim
ited. While they last, &C
a yard "
Belts 5c
An odd lot of women's leather
belts of almost every description.
There's a variety of leathers, colors
and widths- some of them worth
50e. After Supper. C
Main Floor
A special car, containing eighty Kan
sas Rock Island employees, arrived in
Topeka early this afternoon. These em
ployees come to this city to witness the
baseball game at League park between
the Topeka and Kansas City Rock Is
landers. This afternoon nearly 200 Rock Island
employees and officials of Topeka went
out to the ball yard to root for the
Kansans. It is the annual game between
the two rival teams that have been
fighting for the railway championship
on the Rock Island for years.
Kairoiiount Bean Kesitis.
Wichita. Kan., June 17. Dr. Samuel
S. Kingsbury, dean of Fairmount col
lege, one of the most widely known
educators in - the state, has resigned
and will accept a position with the
Colorado university. . The Illness of his
wife, who has been compelled to re
main in Colorado the past year in an
effort to better her health, caused the
resignation, it is stated.
One Pill
One pill at bedtime. Brings
morning relief from the
headache, indigestion, nerv
ousness, biliousness, due to
constipation. If your doctor
approves, why not use Ayes
Pills ? Ask him.
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Lowell. Mam
Caroline imic .hcu..,
story, "The Coward of Thermopylae.
loubieciay, rage j- it...w
lished, is the daughter of Mrs. Nina
Dale Parke, of Avondale, and greaL
granddaughter of Robert Owen famous
In connection with his socialistic en
terprise in the first quarter of the .ast
century," at New Harmony, Ind., where
she was born. She is also a grand
a t , v, -f T V . 1 . . Owen. 50 vears
niece ui i-uucii. ... ,
ago or so, well known as a political
writer and controversionalist. and also,
we believe, a writer of fiction. Mrs.
Snedeker is the wife of Dean Snedeker,
who some years ago was for a time
attached to the Episcopal Pro-Cathed-
ral in Cincinnati.
. : - ! ! w.i, vp has shown in her
prose writing as well as in verse.
The Baker & Taylor Co. are puo
lishing today "The Tennessee Shad,
another Lawrenceville story by Owen
Johnson. It is the narrative of the
rise and fall of the firm of Hoc Mae
nooder and The Tennessee Shad,
schoolboy exponents of "high finance."
Their devices are Machiavellian, and
their schemes as varied as those of
Wall street.
Mr. Clavton Hamilton, author -f
"Materials and Methods of Fiction,"
has been appointed to finish out the
vear in the chair of comparative liter
ature in Columbia University formerly
held by professor Spingarn.
In Boston last week the Herald re
ports that the best selling book was
"The Long Roll D Mary jonnsion.
while Henry S. Harrison's novel
"Queed" held the second place. The
demand for "Queed" has made four
impressions of the book necessary in
the first four weeks since its publica
tion. The Baker &. Taylor Co. are pub
lishing a "Dictionary or Aviation, ny
! Robert Morris Pierce, which is re
lieved to be the first book in tnis neia
published in America. The number
of title words, 4276. illustrates the
rapid growth of the airman's vocabu
lary. "The Patrician." John Galsworthy's
new novel, published by Scribner's,
appeared earlier, under the title of
"The Patricians" in the Atlantic
Monthly, and many people wondered
why the change was made. Mr.
Galsworthv now gives this explana
tion: "I changed the title from 'The
Patricians' to "The Patrician' be
cause I wished to broaden, and to nar
row, the connotation. To narrow
in t nntpr eonsp cinrp the book is
obviously not a study of all the types i
and phases of patricianaom. io
broaden because It is a study of the
spirit and limitations of aristocracy,
and in the novel that spirit and those
limitations are most poignantly sum
med up in the character of Miltoun."
Yet many readers have felt that beau
tiful Lady Barbara, Miitoun's sister.
was a more complete embodiment of
Patrieiandom than young Lord Mil
toun himself."
The particulars of the tragic
wounding of General Stonewall Jack
son as printed at the time in he
Richmond Inquirer of May 13, 18(13,
are of special interest to readers of
Mary Johnston's latest be k "The Long
Roll;" General Jackson, having gone
some distance in front of the line of
skirmishers on Saturday evening, was
returning about 8 o'clock, attended by
his staff and part of his couriers. The
cavalcade was in the darkness of tfte
night mistaken for a body of the
enemy's cavalry, and fired upon by a
regiment of his own corps. He was
struck by three balls, one through the
left arm, two inches below the should
er joint, shattering the bone and sev
ering the chief artery; another Dan
passed through the same arm between
the elbow and wrist, making its exit
through the palm of the hand; a third
ball entered the palm of the right
hand about its middle, passing through
and broke two bones. He fell from his
horse, and was caught by Capt. Worm
ley, to whom he remarked. "All my
wounds are by my own men.' He had
given orders to fire at anything com
ing up the road before he left the
lines. The enemy s skirmishers ap
peared ahead of him, and he turned
to ride back. Just then some one
cried out, 'Cavalry, charge!" and im
mediately the regiment fired. The
whole party broke forward to ride
through our line to escape the fire."
Miss Jeannette Marks has resigned
her position on the faculty of Mount
Holyoke College In order to be able
to devote more time to her writing.
She has made Wales her field and is
just finishing another novel with this
background. Her latest book "The
End of a Song" seems to have come
into the hands of a common sailor
on board an Atlantic liner who wrote
to the author from the forecastle as
follows: "It was bliss to me to close
my eyes on that little cell and to see
instead the mountains and brooks, the i
cottages and gardens which gave your
story so beautiful and picturesque a
"Mr. Belasco, up to the time I en
gaged him, had been in San Francisco
where, at the Baldwin Theater, he
was prompter, actor, stage manager
and author. It had been said of him
that he could make a play out of a
"synopsis of scenes" from playbills.
In his work he showed tho same in
tense earnestness that he does now.
He was young, ambitious, always in
dustrious, and very hot-tempered.
Once, in a fit of rage, he brought his
fist down with much violence on an
iron safe. He rehearsed with one
hand for some days afterward. Ha
had always a keen instinct for dis
covering the dramatic sense of a
story or a manuscript." From Daniel
Frohman's "Memories of a Manager,"
just published by Doubleday, Page &
The English reviews take it for
granted that "Ryecroft," who appears
at the very beginning of Mrs. Belloc
Lowndes' latest novel, "Jane Oglan
der," published by Scribner's, is no
other than the late English novelist
George Gissing. The reader sees Jane
iglander lor tne nrst time tnrougn
the eyes of this Ryecroft. She is on
'tiit r-r-t inctor riji tr 4 o n rl V c its T a t T
sented as following her. struck by her
appea limce rauu liietiiiitri, aviua tic
bridge to her lodgings, and as calling
there later, to inquire for her.
Lightens All Housework
Cleans, Scours, Polishes
from cellar to garret
f Brail
11 SElh-
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For tho Housekeeper
How 25c. Can Be Made to Save
Hundreds of Dollars
True economy is the spending of
money to the best advantage, and thera
Js no better household economy than
the purchase and use of Stearns' Elec
tric Rat and Roach Paste.
A 25c box will often prevent tho de
struction of hundreds of dollars of
property, by thoroughly exterminating?
tiie rats and mice which pnaw and eat
articles of value. It is also sure death
to cockroaches, waterbugs, and other
Sold everywhere. Be euro to get th
genuine; 25c an $1.00. Stearns' Elec
tric Paste Company, Chicago, I1L
Work .Will Soon Start
after you take Pr. King's Xew Ltfj Pills,
and you'll quickly enjoy their fine results.
Constipation and indigestion vanish and
fine appetite returns. They regulate stom
ach, liver and bowels and impart new
strength and energy to the whole system.
Try them. Only 25c at Campbell Drug
"By ove. old man, how I wish there
was no such thing as money."
"Well, we have no positive proof
that there is."
Sell Flags to Packers.
Atchison, Kan.. June 17. A new in
dustry has sprung up in the lake dis- .
trict near East Atchison. Chester -Rose,
a grocer, has hired a large crew
of men to cut flags from the low
swamps. There are several hundred
acres of the plant In the lakes, and tho
Kansas City packing houses pay tlO .".
ton for them. The Swift Packing com
pany has agreed to buy the entire croj
which Rose harvests. The flag stems
are put between the staves of barrel!
to keep them from leaking.

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