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STATE JOURNAL., TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL, 3,
1S94. u y 717 AND 719 SEASONABLE SUBJECTS ii ba II ' The American manufacturer is at the front. Whether he makes Carpets, Furniture or anything else, he impresses upon his wares an individuality so strong that the old world with centuries of tradition at its back, can only look on and wonder. As to Carpets, every season shows an advance in one direction or an other. To us, who have the insight gained by years of experience, this advance is apparent, and in buying for the public we are able to discriminate in favor of the best styles and fabrics. Such a display our warerooms make is a bountiful reward for the time spent in look ing, even though your final selections be limited to one ortwo Carpets or to one "beautiful Rug. The assort ment of every weave, Ingrain, Tapestry, Moquette, Body Brussels, Wilton, Velvet, Axminster, is by far the largest in the state, and fresh from the mills. Our prices will continue to be the lowest, and as heretofore, we will sell Carpets for what they are, not for what they seem to be. Ml- DRAPERIES This department is a veritable bazaar of novelties in Decorative Materials, Damask Silkjs, Satin Derby, Velours, all those exquisitely colored fabrics which the housekeeper of taste find so effective for Portieres and Coverings, are shown in novel designs and popular prices. The Lace Curtain stock is replete with such handiwork as the Brussels, Swiss, Irish Point. Cluny and Nottingham, and charming patterns in Muslins, Madras, Silks and Cretonnes. Before deciding upon your Spring Draperies we suggest that you visit this department, where many a hint is to be obtained that will help you. t, i tm n u n zz mi r . a- ar ft FIGHT OVER A CHAIR. Sack Sawyer and II irry Adams, Colored. Have a Difficulty. Harry Adams, proprietor of the colored hotel on Fifth street, just west of the avenue, i3 carrying a very painful re minder of a little unpleasantness that oc curred last evening1, between him and Back Sawyer, also colored. According to Adams' story, he was in front of his place last evening about eight o'clock. Buck Sawyer was sitting on a chair, and Ad.ixs asked him to let him sit down. Buck sat still and Adams lifted him up and was about to sit down, when Buck struck him on the left aide of his jaw, knocking several teeth loose. He then went into the billiard room, and return ing threw a billiard ball at Adams, who dodged it. Buck was arrested, but when his case was ca!lei this morning in po lice court, Adams asked for a continu ance. The case was continued till to morrow morning. FELL BY THE WAYSIDE. Two Railroad Men in a Bad Plight from Orlnkine Too M uch. Lewis Webb is the name of a Santa Fe brakeman who got so intoxicated yester day afternoon, that he lost all "moral sense and stole a pair of shoes from the store of W. C. Steele, 813 .North Kansas avenue. OfBcer Summers was called and arrested Webb, and also his companion, Ezekiel Butler. They were both deeply under the In fluence of liquor. This morning in po lice court, Webb pleaded guilty and was fined 10. He said that he was so drank that he didn't know what he was doing. Butler's case was continued till-tomorrow morning as Officer Summers was not present, and no evidence could be taken. The charge against Butler is also petit larceny. Webb and Butler are both railroad men and live ia this city. A Worthy Life Insurance Company. The people of Kansas have reasons to be proud of The Kansas Mutual Life As sociation, of Topeka, Kansas, because of the high rank it occupies anions the in surance companies of the United States. Its record for prompt pavment of death losses and fair dealing "wuh its policy holders is unsurpassed by any life com pany ia the country. Tha payment of 'the sum of $176,000.00 to the beneficiaries of deceased policy holder.?, without the intervention of judge or jury, indicates something of the character of The Kansas Mutual Life. It n.vr has on deposit in the state treasury of Kansas tl4d.uO-J.00 of first class securi ties, held for the benefit and protection of its policy-holders. Its total assets amount to $2.2.0W).00 and are increasing from year to year as the business of the company grows. It is a regular old line life insurance company. Its contracts in clude all describabie forms of ordinary life, ten, fifteen and twenty payment life; ten, fifteen and twenty year endow ment policies. Its funds are all invested la this state whera high rates of interest are realized; and as a consequence large lividends are paid policy-holders. Jist received, a new goods. Thev are nobby, lag from S20 to $40. lot of Bpring Prices raug- 10 Kansas Avenue. i! -A i li FJ i mmmi 1 1 1 I2P 1J n KMI3AS AVE. THE SHAFFER WILL CASE. Mr. Shaffer Says the Property Was Hera When Sue Married Sbiffr. The contest over the will of H. S. Shaffer, who committed suicide a few weeks f.go, has been continued in the probate court until April 11th when the arguments will be made. Mr. Shaffers daughter is trying to have the will set aside on the ground that her father was not capable of transacting business and that he was a victim of the morphine habit. "Doctors Totey and Jenney of Salina testified that Mr. Shafer used morphine and several other witnesses were intro duced to prove that he was always capa ble of transacting his own business. One of the witnesses said that while Mr. Shafier lived at Sallna most of his business was done by a young man v horn he employed. Mrs. Shaffer when on the stand said that when she married Mr. Shaffer all the property they had was hers and that the property now in question belongs to her. AFTER QUACK DOCTORS. Dr. XJrk-s of the S'ae Board of Health Rejoicing Over First Blood. Dr. H. A. Dykes, secretary of the State Board of Health, is rejoicing over his first victory in fighting the quacks. lie said this morning: "B. T. Hughes, the first quack I had arrested, was con victed and fined yesterday at Norton. Hughes represented Dr. J. R. McFar land of Kansas City. When I was down to Kansas City, recently, McFarland's outfit boasted of how they were skinning the farmers by getting their notes for $ 200 and $ 350, Hughes was tried in a -justice's court yesterday and was prose cuted by a Republican county attorney. He was convicted and fined f 50 and costs, amounting to f 30. INJUNCTION SUSPENDED. Judge Johnson's Injunction 3fnt Sow Wait Cntil Supreme Court Derides. As foreshadowed in yesterday's Jotnt nal, Justice Allen of the supreme court last evening issued aa order suspending the injunction issued by Judge Johnson against Insurance Commissioner Snider in the Hillmon case examination. The injunction is suspended pending a hear ing of the case before the supreme court. Florin False Iretenes Case. County Attorney Safford has entered a nolle pros ia the case of A. M. Florin, which was to have been tried in the dis trict court this week. Florin was charged with having obtained a note under false pretenses. Florin gave as security for the note a mortgage on a tract of land in Missouri It was 6hown that Florin came into possession of the deed in a regular way, but that the man he got the deed from did not have it properly recorded. Get our prices and examine our goods before buying your spring suit or over coat. Alt h eh & McMaxcs, 610 Kansas Avenue. Bums are absolutely painless whn De Witt's Witch Hazel salve is promptly ap plied. This statement is true. A ner. feet remedy for skin diseases, chapped uanas auaups, ana never tails to cure Piles, J. K. Jones. THEY TALK ABOUT IT. Council men Delay th.9 Repairs on the Asphalt Pavements. THE WHOLE TOWS DEMAHD3 REPAIRS. Sio Action Taken by the Council Mr. llolnian Makes a uood Busgeiition The Barber Company "Will YVait for Its Pay. The city council last night discussed at length the matter of repairing the asphalt pavements, but did nothing. The matter wa3 brought up by a reso lution from Mr. Fulton of the Fifth ward as follows; "Be it resolved, by the mayor and coun cil men of the city of Topeka: "That the city engineer be and ia here by directed to have necessary repairs made on the asphalt pavements of the city for the time being." The fact is, the city is required" to ad vertise for bids for all pieces of work ex ceeding $100. The city engineer there fore is limited by the resolution to ex pending the immense Bum of $103 to keep the asphalt in repair. This would fill up a few of the holes between S.xth and Seventh streets. Mr. Holmau said it would make a patch as big as a 5-cent piece. Mr. Stevens said it was not a drop in the bucket. When the resolution was read, Mr. Fellows said, "I don't think that resolu tion covers the case. It means noth ing." ilr. Fulton replied: "I wanted a gen eral mending of the asphalt made, but most of the members seem to think we can't afford it just now, so I wrote that resolution to take care of the worst places in the pavement until the time comes for something better." Mr. Earnest: "There are a great many places where the pavement is worn through to the concrete, and it needs im mediate attention." Mr. Stevens: "If that resolution passes what kind of asphalt is the engineer go ing to use? I want to know in advance. I would rather advertise for bids." Mr. Fellows then said: "I am not in favor of spending a whole lot of money on the asphalt just now because a few men are interested in it. The letter in a paper the other night was uncalled for and came with bad grace from a man in terested in the Barber asphalt plant. I am not in favor of emptying the city treasury to gratify this one'idea, or that gentleman wno is making such a reputa tion for himself as a writer." City Engineer Lewis Kingman said: "A part of the asphalt laid by Col. Brad ley is as good as any ever laid in Topeka. Some of it was burned when it was put down, but some of the Barber's is burned equally as bad. I want instructions from the council what kind of material to use." M. C. Holman spoke very sensibly on the subject when he said: "I have node sire to uphold one asphalt company more than another, but it seems to me the Barber asphalt people are better able to meet -iur reguirements than any one else. Their's is a big concern, and their reputation i3 at stake. They don't want it to go abroad that their pavement here wasn't worth repairing. I believe they would take some pride in keeping the streets up. Besides these reasons they have a large plant already in Tope- sa, preparea to maKe tne improvements we want. 1 am authoritatively told by a gentleman who has it in black and white. taat the Barber asphalt company is will ing to go atieaa ana make the repairs. and give the city its own terms on long time to pay for it. If we can't pay now we can wait until we have more monev. In August we can make a levy to make these improvements. I believe the re pairs would be best made by the com pany that laid it." Mr. i eilows: "If one asphalt is no bet ter than another, I favor patronizing home industries. If a levv is e-oinsr to be made, I have no objections to the im provements. I supposed it would come out of the general improvement fund." Mayor Harrison reminded the council- men that there was only $20,000 in the combined revenue and imcrovement funds, of which more than half was voted away last night. "If the expenses for this month are lust as heavv " he said, "how can we hope to get through a T 1 Tlo , . ji ay, j uiie auu o miy i e Will ue uan j- rupt." Mr. x eilows moved to amend the reso lution by including in it, "The said re pairs shall not exceed in expenditure $ 100." Col. Burgess exclaimed: "Xonsense; here is no u-e spending $100 to fill up a lew holes, mat's no test and no satis faction to the citizens." Mr. Holman: "I am opposed to making repairs as big as a five cent piece. . It is not a drop in the bucket. I favor making tne repairs now ana paying for them next faiL" The amendment wa3 lo3t by the fol lowing vote: Aye Stevens, Bradford, Fellow3 3. 2so Pattison, Holman, Earnest, Burgess, Fulton, Griggs 6. The resolution was not looked upon, even by those who favor making the re pairs, as just wha they want; so when the original resolution came for final passage it was lost by a vote or 4 to 5, divided as follows: Aye Bradford, Bur gess. Fulton, Griggs 4. No Pattison, Holman, Earnest, Stevens and Fellows After this vote the matter was dropped, at least for the time being. It is one of the matters that will confront the coun cil at every turn, however, like Banquo's ghost, until it is settled, as the taxpayers and citizens generally demand that the asphalt streets be kept up. Other Conneil Matters. An ordinace wag passed declaring the necessity of opening Locust street and proving for the appraisement of the same. A resolution was passed dispensing with the services of Mr. Long, an extra helper at the electric light station. There i3 one helper mentioned, in the salary ordinance, but there have been two on the payrolL The Sun Vapor Street Light company was ordered by a resolution to put a light at the corner of Twentieth and Kansas avenue. CoL Burgess asked: "Is that in this county." Being satisfied on this point the resolution was passed. An ordinance was passed providing for the opening of the alley bounded by Second and Third streets, Taylor and Western avenue. Dr. Hibben reported that Scavenger M. E. Lowe has not been complying with J the requirements of the board of health. wABES! Opening new styles in those pretty Checks at 50c yd- Also in 50-in. Cheeks (very scarce), pretty colorings, at $1.25 yd. A very stylish two toned novelty Suiting at 98c per yd. Handsome Pattern Dresses Moire Silks Bourdon Laces Point Venise Laces and Insertings Black Point de Gene Insertings All the Late Designs. Ladies' Black Satines, Gloria and Silk Skirts. A resolution to revoke his license was lost by a vote 4 to 5. A resolution dispensing with the ser vices of Thomas Lloyd, the guard of the city jail yard, was passed. Mr. Holman said he was opposed to paying two sala ries for one man's work. Mr. Bradford voted against this measure. Messrs. Griggs, Steven3 and Pattison were appointed a committee to investi gate the condition of the city dumps be fore paying CoL T. W. Durham $435, the first installment on the purchase price of it. A resolution by Mr. Bradford ordering the street railway to construct a drain under its tracks near Clay and Eleventh streets, to carry off waste water, wa s car ried. Dr. Lindsey appeared before the eoun- i cil and spoke in behalf of the free dis- I pensary. He said in the last quarter 275 prescriptions and 75 cases had been giyen free. He asked for $10 a month more for medicines. It was referred. j A resolution by Mr. Fellows to remove ! "dead wires" from the streets and alleys j of Topeka was carried. I Policeman Pickens owes R. B. Poole $25 and the latter asked that this sum should be taken out of the ofBeer's sal- j ary. . Mr. Holman suggested that it should be referred to the governor with power to act, but it went to the commis sioner on claims and accounts. On the recommendation of the police board, Mrs. Rosetta Hattox, the aged woman who was fined $100 for selling liquor, was released Horace Keefer asked the council to set a price on "Jumbo" the street roller, as he want3 to buy it. The matter went to the ways and means committee. License Collector Vanderpool collect ed $122.50 in March. l he food inspector last month turned $249.59 into the city treasury. H. W. Euler and others, asked that the condition of the alley back of 124-126 Liberty street should be investigated Referred. John Troutman, deputy street commis sioner, and C D. Brussman, sidewalk in spector, were both unanimously con firmed Mrs. A. H. Ward, by F. H. Foster her attorney, protested against the condem nation of her sidewalk. The communi cation went to the streets and walks committee. T. W. Howard, agent for the "Great Syndicate Show," (sells & Rentfrow) pe titioned that their circus, as a Topeka in stitution, might be allowed to show here free of license. Referred S. P. Hawkins, for the work of repair ing the electric light plant, was allowed an estimate of $200. Mayor Harrison paid the city scales should be removed to the Haymarket square. The matter was referred to the license commissioner. The monthly expenses for all purposes were $10,655.17, and an ordinance was passed appropriating this amount. All of tae members were present last night except Mr. Ettlinger of the Third ward. An adjournment was taken until next Friday night, when the result of today's election will be canvassed The city physician reported 44 birth3 and 16 deaths; the latter classified: Sui cide, 1; consumption, 2; general weak ness, 1; inflammation of stomach, 1; diph theria, I; congestion of lung3, 2; measles, 2; heart disease, 1; old age, 1; Bright's disease, 1; convulsions, 1; pneumonia, L SNAP SHOTS AT HOMi NEWS. J. G. Wood made a Republican speech at Oakland last evening. E. F. Atwood is erecting a $1,500 resi dence at 22 West Tenth street. ToDeka is growing. There were 44 births and only 16 deaths in March. Bank Commission Breidenthal has been notified of the failure of the bank of Mound City. The Second Christian church of To peka has filed its charter with the sec retary of state. H. Breidenthal. of Helena, Montana, is visiting his cousin Bank Commissioner John W. Breidenthal. Fred Vesper's dramatic aggregation gave a performance at the state Insane asylum last evening. The councilmen think License Collec tor Vanderpool did pretty well in collect ing $122 in two weeks. There were 112 arrests made by the police in March, on which the fines were levied in the sum of $220.50. Tomorrow evening occurs the big pa rade of the Salvation army on Kansas avenue. It will be a novel sight. Major J. K. Hudson gave hi3 lecture on Joan Brown at the Leavenworth Sol dier's home one evening last week. About seven hundred Republicans will be here Thursday to attend the an nual state convention of the Republican league. fccate Superintendent Gaines has an nounced that June 11th will be the date for the commencement of teacher's in stitutes. Superintendent Trump of the high school building, was granted a ten days leave of absence to visit his mother in Cincinnati. Oscar Woolverton owns three trotting horses now being trained on the fair grounds track. He calls one of them Oscar W. Police court was held in the south front room this morning at police head quarters, as the court room ia being used for the election. . Assistant Tax Commissioner McCon , nell of the Santa Fe, ia attending a meet PPffnfPw SUCCESSORS TO T7IG6IN, CROSBY & CO. ing of the Colorado railroad commis sioners at Denver. The school board has refused the re quest of the Fifth Ward Republican club to hold meetings in one of the rooms of Van Burea school. People who are troubled with that "full feeling after eating," don't need to take a patent medicine. The best rem edy is not to eat so much. The Junior chorus that Is to furnish music at the Christian Endeavor conven tion here in May, meets this afternoon a 4:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church. Fred J. Close and No ah Alien, who have returned from Galveston, say the roadbed of the North and South road i3 being graded at the rate of , one mile a day. Captain Gish saya the only way to solve the chicken problem ia to arrest all owners of chickens who allow the fowls to run at large to the annoyance of the public The monthlv reDort of the state treas urer shows that there was $1,041,366.09 J in cash and bonds to the amount of $ 6, 900,575.39 in the vaults of that office last Saturday night. The board of trustees of Bethany col lege have elected Mr. C. P. Skinner of Ottawa, a member of the board to fill the vacancy caused by the death of T. Dwight Thacher. M. S. Hays who has been keeping his trotting horses at the North Topeka stock yards thi3 winter has moved them to the Fair grounds. He ha3 seventeen horses training on the track. The Farmer's District Faij Associa tion of LaCygne has been incorporated by the secretary of state. The directors are R. C. Harrington. C. A. Howard, J. R. Clark, Frank Shunkle and R H. Rose berry. Five of the new ten-wheel engines re cently ordered from the Baldwin Loco motive works for the Santa Fe have ar rived and are now being tried, prepara tory to taking their places in the passen ger train service. Dr. M enninger went to Atchison yester day afternoon to consult with the attend ing physicians over S. E. Stevenson, a train dispatcher who is well known in Topeka, but who died thirty minues be fore Dr. Menninger arrived Tne following are the jurors drawn for the April term of the district court: J. A. KrulL Thomas Marple, John L Baird, C. F. Whitney, Frank Erb, C. W. Jones, J. W. Daws, M. a Evans, G. D. Wright, U. Koiler and Kobert Madden. The newly elected officers of the Christian Endeavor society of the First Baptist church are: Dr. Ida C. Barnes, president; Wr. L. Trumbull, vice presi dent; Esther Reeks and Lillian Freeman, secretaries, and F. W. Freeman, treas urer. Rev. Mr. Green, one of the colored members of the Ministerial union, said yesterday that if it hadn't been for the women, the resurrection of Christ might never have been known, for if the men had gone to the tomb, they would have got scared and run away. MRS. SACHSE RELEASED. She is Not Considere.l Crazy Enough to Hold In Custody. Mrs. Sachse, the German woman who was arrested by the police Sunday after noon, because 6he was supposed to be crazy, was releazed this morning by Chief Lindsey. Probate Judge Elliott went to the city prison yesterday, and talked with Mrs. Sachse. He said today: "I asked her all about incidents that occurred daring her life, and she could remember them very well, but I think her mind is a little af fected." As she left the city prison this mornr ing, she bade good bye to Chief Lindsey and Jailer Woodruff, and started toward Kansas avenue. She wore a very odd shawl and bonnet. She says she was burning her bedclothes on Sunday be cause a spirit told her to do it. DeWitfs Witch Hazel Salve cures piles. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cure3 burns. De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures sores. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cures ulcers. Early Risers, Early Risers. Early Ris ers, the famous little piii3 for constipa tion, sick headache, dyspepsia, and ner vousness. J. K. Jo-ea Dress and business suits $20 and $25 at Althes & McIIaxcs, 610 Kansas Avenue. It not only relieves; it does more, it cures. We refer to One Minute Cough Cure. Suitable for all ages, all condi tions, at all times. J. K. Jokes. We mend our customers laundry free of charge. Peerless Steam Laundry, 113 and 114 West Eightii Awarded Highest The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard. n IT IS MAYOR FORBES. Potwln Carried in ilia Election by tlim KoaFrtUaa People. Potwin elected a new mayor and coun cil yesterday. This was the sixth annual election and the vote cast was the largest i the history of Topeka's pretty suburb. That there was no politics in the elec tion was shown by the fact that one of .ne tickets was headed "Citizen" and the her "Non-Partisan." The Non-Partisan ticket elected its candidate for mayor, Mr. W. M. Forbes, and of the five councilmen elected the names of two -of the candidates were on both tickets. The tickets were as fol lows: Citizens' ticket For mayor, J, B. Larimer; for councilmen. S. E. Loo ran, James Booth, C. E. Oglevie, G, W. Park hurst, S. M. Gardenhire. Non-Partisan Ticket For mayor, W. M. Forbes; for councilmen, C. B. Hamil ton, James Booth, W. A. Myers, Georga W. Parkhurst, S. M. Griffith. For mayor Mr. Forbes received 15 votes while Mr. Larimer received lal. The vote of the councilmen elected was as follows: George W. Parkhurst 2b-5; James Booth 27i; S. M. Griffith 164; C. B. Hamilton 157; C. S. Oglsvie 155. For police judge Wm. Henderson re ceived 149 votes, his name being printed on but one ticket and he having no oppo sitiou. In the six years Potwin has been incorporated there ha3 never been a ca3e before the police judge. The city council will meet at the school house tomorrow night to canvass the vote. LOCAL MENTION. Probate Judge Elliott has issued a marriage license to William Bitter and Alice Clayton, both of this county. The Third Ward Republican club at its meeting last night elected the follow ing delegates to the state league conven tion: Stephen Paschal, D. E. GriswoM, Harry Whitlow; alternates, C. Long, J. E. Tipton and Carey Johnson. The Atchison Hunting and Fishing club has filed its cqarter with the secre tary of 6tate. The incorators are 'lip Young, J. W. Waggener. John Cotnptou, Elmer Hyde, George Benning, Chariei Kuch and A G. Prosser. Walt Richards, who was convicted at the last term of the district court with keeping a club, was rearrested, his old bond being declared forfeited. He again gave bond pending the action of hia at torneys, who say they will take his caia to the suoreme court. The ladies of the Universslist church are going to give a novel ragbail social on Friday evening at the home of Mr. Edward Gaylord, lvi64 Lane street. The ladies are sewing the rags together to be rolled into balls. These balls will be sett to a weaver and a carpet made. Rev. Chas. M. Sheldon left the minis terial meeting early yesterday, and aa he left told one of the equal suffrage la dies that he was going fishing. "Weil, we understood that you ministers would take to th woods when they saw m coming," said the lady, "but we didn't think you would be among the number." Tonight occurs the annual banquet and church meeting at Westminster church. The opera chairs and carpet. in the main room have been taken up and long ta bles placed The supper will be served at 6 o'clock and the meeting will occur immediately afterward. There will no doubt be a large attendance of members, as an excellent supper will be served. The twenty-first annual meetinsr of the members of the Masonic Mutual Benefit society of Kansas will bo held at the office ef the society in the Stormont building Wednesday evening, April 4th besides the election of directors and the usual reports of officers, a revie-w of the twenty-one j-ears' work will be had. Promot money, lowest rates and every accommodation to borrowers on good real estate in Topeka and farms in east ern Kansas. Mortgages always on hand in sums to suit, of the kind that conservative in vestors desire. v T. II Bowmax & Co. Gentlemen I am subject to periodical attacks of sick headache of the worst possible type and commenced taking Krause's Headache Capsules last sum mer. They cure it in every instance, and since that time I am enjoying splen did health and have gained ten pounds in weight. Tour3 very truly, F. M. Daniels, Cor with, Iowa. Sold by all druggists. For Croup, Whooping Cough and Colds of children, Cubeb Cough Cure ia inval uable. For sale by druggists in 25 and 50 cent bottles. Suld by Rowley Bros. RoelE Island Route. Lowest rates everywhere. Citt Office, 601 Kansas atk. Honors "World's Fair.