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STORIES ABOUT TOWS. THAT TE: An Aged Beggar That Seemed Not to Be Professional. STATE! JOURNAL, 3IOXDAY. EVENING SEPTEMBER 10, 1894. 7) rnn r I If u- . 1 J ! n Is not better clothing, but better clothing men, that know good clothing and have the conscience to sell it right. How many clothing dealers refund money cheerfully if you go back dissatisfied? That's one te?t ox right dealing. Our friends and patrons KNOW that this is OUR WAIT of doing business. Those who dont know from personal experience had better try our goods as well as our methods. o Knst Iron C -L-B.1AT2D With two pairs of pants and cap to match, all for Are now in. These goods need no recom mendation; they have NO EQUAL in the market. WE ARE SHOWING THE BEST hi in the world. These hats cannot be dupli cated for less than 3.00 anywhere. Fall stock in all other departments is now com plete and prices lower than ever. T 1 MADE TO 7r -Aft: SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Itema of Interest About Toprka Feople and Visitor inTowu. Miss Abbie BtaaG'er and brother en tertained a number of friends at their home at Kilmer Friday evening-. Tii a rooms wera prettily decorated with golden rod and aparagus and lunch was served in the dining room. Iligh five, croquet and other games were enjoyed by th J following Topeka people: -Misses Myrtle and Gertie Bid die, Annie and Jennie Hudson, Gertie Knight. Laura Ge-?rtiart, Maud Keaixi, Annie Kious, Lizsie Gavitt, Grace Whit tlesey, Lbita and Sarah Deisuer; Messrs. Maitin Oswald, Bert Ramsey, Charles Wolf, Lou ia ShaiTsr, Leon YounL Koy Haines, Charlie Blades, Albert Hender son, Curl Bartou, Bort Richardson, Geo. Thomas and Luther St. Clare of Chicago. .t iifi jl Sotiiil Xoles Mrs. Chaa. Fuller entertained Mrs. J. C. McNeal, Mr. V. Coukiu, Mrs. W. W. i'riatee and Mr. J. Davidson at tea Saturday afternoon for Mrs. J. iloveland who leaves this wet k for Argentine to r e s i d (. Miss Willie Rodgers has issued the following invitations for a tea party on Wednesday evenin g com pi itneutary to Miss Jessie Bock: "On the twelfth day of September, wdl you please to remeru ber, to coir.e to Monroe street five hun dred aud three; when, as the clock gives seven strokes, you'll sit down with other f jlks, The Polly wi.l put the kettle on and we'll ail take ba." Miss Kirkpatrick of Philadelphia is the guest of Miss Josephine Colby. Frof. Ell a of Washburn college, has returned from a summer vacation on the ea-"r:i coast. .Viis Era Liver-core will arrive to morrow from Olathe to visit Miss Vera IjOw. She w ill aitend Bethany again this ear. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. S. Bird have re turned from a trip through Virginia and Pennsylvania. Win. K. Ward of the Santa Ye auditor of passenger receipts' office will leave tomorrow for a we -tic's vacation in Bur lington, Chicago and points in Michigan. Mr. an 1 Mrs. Dan Cam and daughter irgU returned yenorday from Wicon f in. Miss Irene McXmI has returned from a two months' visit ia Newton. Rev. C. B. Dditan returned to Baker university today. Mrs. Ja-nei 'Sprmt, Mrs. W. A. Hop kins and daughter Gertie went to Solo mon City today to epeud a week. I). T. Gregg- has returned from Baiter bprings. Misses ElizabetL and Jennie Rogers have returned from Ottumwa la. Mr. and Mrs. F. G. WUlard will go to Coloraio edaesdi.v. -Miss May Dallas has returned from Denver. 31 ra. C. F. Burgess has returned from a two weeks vacation in Is'evr Mexico. Glen Kinley has returned from a week's visit with relations in Kansas City. W Ul bm., of Urtsta, 111., i3 expected Tuesday to visit his brothers, E. T. and I rank bun. MarUn'Jhur W' Mr and Mrs. C. II. Holcraft have re turned from Washington D CL cFred i.esIer.pent Sunday ia Strong pert ButLrlg,d v. ha teea with j ' w Suits loi Boys ORDER. the Capital Grocery cornpaay for the past year, has taken a position with the Topeka Grocery. Mrs. T. J. Robb and son Arthur have gone to Muncie, Pa., to visit Miss Belle Welch wiT attend the Northwestern university at Evacaton, Ills., this year. She leaves today. Mrs. Hsary Ritter left yesterday for Iowa. Everett Ilawley Las gone to Albany, X. Y., to visit relatives. Miss Lucile Mulvane left today to at tend the Ottawa university. Bert Sutherland spent Sunday in Kan sas City. Miss Anna Hagar hag returned from Colorado. E. I. Kepley has returned from New York. Mr. A. G. Bass has returned with his family from Las Animas, Col., and is with his mother Mrs. L. O. Bass, 708 M.onroe street. Dr. F. D'Obert has gone for a three weeks' visit with relatives in New Y'ork and New Jersey. Mrs. Frank 7ag;joner has returned from a visit with her parents in Burling ton, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mulvane have returned from a two weeks' visit in Wis consin. Mr. Home of the Van Buren street planing mills, and his wife, are visiting in Indiana. John II. Packer, who was electrician at the state insane avlum under the Re- i publican administration, and who has been attending Strickler s r usiness col lege this summer, left today for the state university to complete the electri cal course. Miss Susie Sweet will return to school in Baltimore tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. N. C. McFarland are in Leivea worth. Mios Nellie Ranb ha3 taken a position in the cloak department of Stevenson & Co. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Wilson have gone to Perry, O. T. Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell of Wich ita are visiting friends in the city. Sirs. A. Fasster and daughter have re turned from Macinack Island. Miss Anna Knowltoa has gone to Chicago. The Mrl)owH Divarre Case. The supreme court has dismissed the appeal divorce case of Charles McDowell the wealthy Concordia banker. Mrs. McDowell obtained judgment against hr nusbanl fur alimony, and when he refused to pay the alimony the supreme court ordered him to pay a. fine of $ 100 for being in contempt. This tine he has not paid and the cae is now dismissed in the supreme court in order that the lower court may get action in the case. McDowell was worth $ 100,0-30 a yaar ago but since this case ha been ia court he has been putting his property lata other hands. Jack, ft on Jfaa Cora. Mr. C. 1L FU'ker, a prominect Jackaon county farmer, who lives a m.le and a half southeast of Uoyt, raised soma ex ceptionally good corn this year. Sirs. Fleker left a sample cf the crcp at the Journal office All the ears are well developed, the grains are larsrn and full and about a foot in length. They have about thirty acres of this corn, which was planted the litter part of M i.v, and viil make from forty to liftj bush -sis to the acre. u' .ZJi. aIu. - XL JuLtiL JA. jmik. ..i. a fa::oe in plaiisg cards. Additional Dntle far the Fire 2Ir- hal Incidents or t lie street. There is a merchant on Kansas avenue who, while his heart is ample and his re ligion true, is at time3 very busy. His wealth is well known and he has to many demands on his purse, that it is little wonder he gets out of patience with the askers at times. lie was particularly busy the other day when a bent and aged woman came into his store, walked past the clerk3 and entered his private office where he and his cashier were busy with their work. The old woman was a cripple and her steps were not bouyanL Her back was cruelly bent under the load of her de clining years, and her brow bore a fur row for each of many years. Thin and distorted were her fingers, and the old, brown shawl that she had thrown over her shoulders one would imagine was in tended more to hide the raggedness of her garb than because she needed it to augment the summer heat. Her eyes were faded and her now grizzled hair bad lost the color and gloss that it had perhaps when she was younger. Bhe was plainly that most pitiful and most unwelcome of beings a beggar. The merchant saw her coming, and his patience gave way. "Give her a nickel. Give her a nickel," he almost shouted to his cashier, a young lady. The old woman half faltered when she heard his rough tone, but she needed the money, pitifu) though the sum. Into the office she tottered, where the merchant was pretending to be extra busy with his books. "Can you give a mite of your wealth to a poor and needy woman?" she asked. "Yes, yes. give her a nickel Miss Mary, give her a nickel," called the merchant irritably, without looking up. The nickel was produced. "I thank you very much air," said the enfeebled voice; "may God bless you." "Yes; that's all right. I'm very sorry for you, very sorry," said the merchant in a voice that showed it a little less than a hotel gong and without even looking at his intruder. The old woman took the despised nickel and held it in the open center of her withered hand. Her eyes were damp as she looked at it and once she made a motion as though she would give it back. But want was her master. "Yes, you must be very sorry." There was a sigh in the sentence so slowly spoken. "Wearily she moved down pa3t the counters well filled with goods, and the well dressed clerks laughing and chat ting about their pleasant times. Perhaps she remembered when the scene was a familiar one to her. At the door she stopped to still the quiver on her thin lips before she started out in search of a softer heart than the one she had just left. There were tears ia the eyes of the pretty cashier. IIIX'T WAST 'AIM THAT WAY. The Weary Srenadera Preferred to Have Their Grapes in Uottlet. Four Topeka young men started ont serenading the other night. There is nothing strange in the simpte fact that they went out serenading. It is a habit a good many Topeka young men have been led into by fate in times gone by, and that they have never been fully able to shake off. There is no Keeley institute for the serenade habit, unfortunately. Serenading' is not so bad after all on the serenaded if the other fellow can play anything but "After the Ball," or even have talent enough to let that get through- the strings of their instruments alive, and have in addition to that, meth od enough ia their madness to do their best. These young men were talented. They were also thirsty. That is a condition that often stalks abroad with this pecu liar class of people, and if you happen to have good wine in your house and the fact gets to the ears of the Serenaders union, you are pretty apt to be serenaded two or three times a night until all the bottles are in tne alley. These four particular thirsts were ter rible in their earnestness. "I know an old man who has some great wine," said one of the boys, and the old man was im mediately spotted as a victim. It was eleven blocks to his house, but there was wine in sight and the boys were not tired when they arrived, al though they were the least bit out of breath. They scattered themselves over the front walk and prepared for busi ness. Music swelled upon the breeze. It nearly always does where there is any breeze to swell on and the front yard was full of the melody of amateur gui tar music. The boys were not fuil of anything not yet. But wait There is a sound of ap proaching footsteps on the porch. The old gentleman spoke: "That was a very nice tune, boys; have some grapes." Grapes. Did they walk all that dis tance and work that hard for grapes? Their disappointment was Intense; their disgust supreme. There was nothing to do but seek an other house on the other side of town that one of the boys said was full of wine, and they made the laborious trip. Once more there were expansive chords and touching symphonies. " Once more their souls arose and mingled with the evening atmosphere. Once more there were footsteps. It was a young lady that approached this time. 'Good evening, gentlemen. We appreciate your efiorta. May I oiler you some grapes?" . There was no masicjn her tones to & thirsty man. Each boy took a bunch of grapes and when the house was left in the distance each boy threw his bunch of grapes away, On the north side wine was plentifuL They would go over there, and they did. They would make no mistake this time. It was late when they reached the home of their prospective savior but the family was still up. There was a degree of confidence in the music this time that had not ap peared before, and when the piece was ended the gentleman of the house arose and went into it. He returned shortly and brought with, him a clink of glass. "At last, at last," murmured each musi cian to himself and prepared to take We have a Special Sale of Blankets BOOKED FOR THIS WEEK. QUR fall stock of Blankets (and it is the largest and most varied ever owned by this establishment) was secured under conditions particularly favorable to a successful and impressive Special Sale. The difference between buying now, when we make the prices ESPECIALLY CHEAP, or delaying two or three weeks, means a saving of fully 20 to 30 per cent in the purchaser's favor. o r-J n o 10-4 Fine All Wocl vThits Blankets, -worth $3. 3, Special 04.50 o f , . O o c3 10-4 Esay All Wool Silver Grey Elankets, -worth $5 and $5.50, Special 04.00 10-4 Grey Cotton Elankets, always sold at $1 and $1.10, for This Sale 68c -- n 9 10-4 White Pure Wool Elan kets, cheap at $7.53, marked for This Sale 05.75 These are only twelve out of very many kinds, but will serve to indicate the prices which will prevail. Orders received by mail will bo promptly filled, but must be accompanied by the cash. 617-619 three drinks to supply the places of the ones lost. It was grapea again, however, and the boys said ihejf didn't care for auy. There was one more house to visit and the journey to it waa made half heart ed!'. The boys lined up and began their selection in a rather rattled muu ner but they waded through it sure that fate could no longer be unkind to them. When they had finished the man that withstood the torture advanced to meet them with something in his hand. "Your music waa certainly divine," he said, "I have here some gra " But the boys had fled before the un couquerable. They didn't even stay and get even by playing1 another tune. PLATING CARDS TAXED. The Sew Tariff ISill Requires a .stamp on j;cli JJeck. There has been a famine of playing cards in the city a famine in the midst of plenty. Every drug and stationery store in the city has the usual supply, but they have been carefully stored away on the shelves, and the would-be pur chaser was told that they cannot be sold. The restriction on the sale wa-j caused by the new tariff law. It places a tax of 2 cents per pack upon playing cards of all description. The law applies, not only to the future supply but also to the stock on hand. The stores which now sell the cards have been fortunate enough to secure stamps. A Journal reporter visited nearly enfery place in the city where playing cards are kept and in all but three of the places, he was told that they could not be sold. I would like to sell you a deck, but you see 1 can't do it," said the proprietor of one of the stores. "Of course I might sell them to you, for I have plenty of them on hand but I might find myself In jail tomorrow. No. I can't sell you any cards now, but I will probably have my stamps in a few days." The stamps are the same size as the old two cent stamps. On their face they have the words "Playing' cards." Ihey are cancelled by writing the date of their receipt on the face. SIORE WORK lOn MR. WILMARTII. In Cae Insurance Commissioner .Snlder's Ideas XSecoine Law, The duties of Fire Marshal Wilmarth are likely to be increased even if his pay isn't, if State Insurance Commissioner Sailer gets his way in certain legislation which he proposes. Mr. Snider says that of the $170,000,000 worth of property lost very year, the Joss through tacen diariom and unknown eaues is 23 to 4 ) per cent. lie adds: "In the matter of investigation of fire losses, I would rec ommend legislative enactments making it the duty of the fire marshals of cities of the first, second and third classes to In vestigate into the origin of all fires in their respective districts, making a full report of said investigation to the insur ance department of the state; further, that the coroner of each county be re quired to investigate and report likewise on all fires outside of the above designa ted districts. Great praise is due the states of Massachusetts and Maryland for taking the advance steps in this mat ter at the last meeting of their respective legislatures by creating the office of fire marshal, whose duty it is to investigate and record the origia of all Area ia his state. " 104 Scarlet All Wool Man kets, regular value $7.00, Special Price $5.50 114 All Wool While Blan kets, extra fine quality and heavy, worth $0.00, Special Price $7 114 White Blankets, extra heavy and of pare selected wool, cheai. at $6.50; Special Price $5 11-4 Grey Cotton Blankets, worth $1.75, Special Price $1.35 KANSAS AVENUE. ATTACHES II Kit Hl-ilt.VNJJ. Mrs. Roston O. Iiivi Say Ho Hat Ig nored the Court' OrJer. Bertha Havis, who bejan action some time ago for a divorce from Boston C. Davis; has tiled a petition iu court for the arrest of her husband. Boston Davis was ordered to pay 50J into court dur ing the peudency of the suit to support his wife. .Mrs. Davis alleges this has never been paid, and further that she is now sick and helpless and dependent on the alimony for her support, bhe wants an attachment issued for her husband, and punishment for refming to obey the orders of the court. David Overmyer is her attorney. Wire Door on Trolley Cars. One of these days there is going to be a fatal accident on the street cars if the proper precautions are not taken. The proper precautions are the placing of wire gates on platform next to the iroa poles oa all streets which have center p. Uo4 for trolley wires. There have al ready been a number of minor accidents; it is only a question of time when there will Le a fatal one. It is cheaper to put the wire gates on now than to wait un til someone recovers several thousand dollars damages for his injuries or the death of a relative. Other cities have these gates on their cable and trolley cars and it has proved a wise safeguard. Shoe iiurnlng I'avementa. Duricg one of the recent hot days just as one of the Hock Island passenger trains pulled into town, a distinct odor of burning leather could be detected. "What is that smells like burnt sole leather?" asked a passenger. "Oh, that's only the shoes of the population walking about on the pavement It always smelis that way in Topeka in summer," said a Topeka man who was on the train. Cheap Magazines. A Topeka dealer in periodicals says that since the price of the Cosmopolitan was reduced the sale of other magazines has fallen off remarkably. He says that fecribuer'a in particular is allowed to lie on his counter, although the cheapness of John Brisbin Walker's magaziue has injured all the others in some degree. 310RE SUNDAY PUGILISM. Another Uisgrracef ul Affair In WliicU Uradluw is RaUly Ininmelel. 'IIun" Younkman, the colored pugilis tic champion," and Frank Bradshaw, fought 13 rounds Sunday afternoon oa CoL" Veale's farm in Swissdale, Osage county. The victory and the l.OoO purse went to Younkman; while Brad shaw went home in the charge of friends, with some of the gate receipts In his pocket. It was a hard-fought battle, and no fight in the vicinity of Topeka ever at tracted so much attention. Two hundred people went to the fight. 'Keddy" Brennaa and a young Swed ish pugilist known as the "Icelander," were the referees, and there were no complaints on their decisions. In the third round Bradshaw began to ehow signs of weakness and was knocked to his knees twice. In the fourth aud fifth rounds he caught his wind and managed to get the hopes of his backers very high. Later he appeared to lose- his grip and became groggy, while the colored slugger got his second wind and went after him. Ia the thirteenth round 2 o 0 10-4 Sanitary Elankets, worth $1.75, Special Price G1.35 H m ffl 11-4 Grey Kixsi Wocl Elan kets, regular value $3, Special 01.00 O O 10-4 All Wool Scarlet Elan kets, generally eald at S3.D0 and $3, Special 04.50 11-4 Grey Wool Elanket3, splendid -weight and quality, worth $3.50, Special 05 o m (D Hradshaw was downed several times and the last time he was uuaMe to fc-et up la the alloted time mil Younkman was de clared the winner. The content was made more interesting by tha fact that each of the fighters had up $500 on his success, the wi.ir.ier to take it all. The side bets on the result were said to be more thau equal to the stakes. Younkman was substantially backed by Mr. KaczyDakl, while the North side and Fourth street sports placed all their small change on Brad shaw, and have nothing to show for it. A special train was made up on the Missouri Pacific to take the crowd to the aceue of the fray. It left the South Topeka station promptly at 11 o'clock Sunday morniug and went south until it crossed the Shawnee county line, as far a the station Swissdale. The fight was on Col. Veale's farm, at the same place us the Brads haw-Lynch fight several months ago. It cost the spectators 2 each to see the fight. The interest In the fight was Intensi fied by the presence of a lot of out-of-town sport?, among them "Ueddy" Bren tiau of Streator, 11L, Jack Lynch of New York and the "Denver Kid." Those who are recognized as leaders in the Topeka talent felt that they had a great respon sibility in defending an 1 vindicating To peka's reputation as a sporting center. There have probably been more prize fight in Topuka in the past six months than any other city of its size in America. The prize tights have been almost a reg ular Sunday occurrence Kadi time the principals and spectators claim to go just beyond the Shawueo county line aud be yond the jurisdiction of the officers of this county. The statute ou the subject of prize fighting is so broad that the offenders can be prosecuted here if it can be proven that the mill was arranged in this county. It is aa offense to ar range the details of the fight as well as to engage iu it County Attorney Staf ford and Sheriff Burdge should take active steps to stop these fights. Ac counts of this fight were telegraphed all over the country. Topeka hns lu desire to exijoy the reputation of Iioby, Iud. Carloads f Veterans. Eighteen carloads of G. A. It people went through Topeka Saturday afternoon in three sections, bound for the natioual encampment at PiUbburg, Pa. Seven of the cars were from Kausas and carried about 200 people. The special cur of firteen W. R C. women also went through. The cars were made into one train at Kansas City. Ten of the cars were tilled with people from the south and west. Nearly ail of the coaches were decorated with tlags and banners inside aud out. Very few Topeka veterans went aloug, but of course 'lota Anderson went. I'or Over Klfty Years Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for teething. It soothes, softeiiS the gums, allays pain, cures colic. Bast remedy for diarrhusa. ao cents a bottle. Colorado prinjr and Return. rock island route. For the meeting of National Keeley League held in Colorado Springs, the Rod Island will sell tickets for $13.15 round trip. Tickets on sale September 10 and 11. Good to return within fteea days. The Dally bTATi Jouakai. priaU U the 'news.