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STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY. EVENING SEPTEMBER IT. 1S91.
STEVENSON & X Instruction in all 2 I Jrlu m 9 0 . Branches of lirawiug ami Painting. XL 5 f School Open Five Days in the Week. JJCpC IipC PPIHPQ Fr 37ou to consider this vVccb. ficW Fall Qoods arridin dailj? in NIGHT SCHOOL TWO o ilLUL 111VL i iUULO an departments. S Studio: 005 Klvs -G. M. STOME. a ,nn(P am m a n IS I The fall campaign is now open on Groceries. .Our ticket for tomorrow is Big 4 Iligh Patent Flour for $1.55 per hundred; 80c per sack. Crosby's Pest, $1.55 Crosby's No. 1 and Golden Rod, $1.35- 18 lbs. California Granulated Sugar, Si.QQ.1 21 lbs. Oil Brands, $1.00. Good Lemons, 12 I-2C dozen. Irish Potatoes, 50c. Soda Crackers, 3 i-ac per pound. 7 Bars White Russian Soap, 25c. 5 Bars Kirk's Family Soap for 25c. Better Soap than White Russian and the bars are nearly twice the weight. We are selling better Coffee for less money than any house in Ivansas. We aro selling 3h gallon kegs of Honey Drip Syrup for 73c. Same sized kegs and same quality of Syrup as were advertised recently by another house as 4i gal lons, and price $1.25. We have pails of same Syrup, li gallons for 50c. Don't be surprised at any Prices we make, as wo are going io Make Rome Howl. r. --EEE H. 1 il SliiiSiiS or 706 KANSAS AVENUE. J. II. D23X7X7IS, llanagcr. I ill I'nn OVT If S I U AlXi 1U 1 Why Doesn't F. J. Vanderberg Have II s Trial ? ARRESTED ON A TRIVIAL CHARGE Ansl Has Item Hhut X'p ilehtntl the ISars. for Thirteen Mouths Have the V. . Anthorllien Forfjllen All .hout Him ? F. J. Yanderterg is a young man who i3 couiineJ in the county jail at this place, lie has been there since the 2Gth of last October mil it appears he has I eon very unj ustiy dealt with and may yet hare the pleasure of making some body pay him hiivy damages. Ho is there a'vaiting a preliminary ex amination that has begun to believe wiU nt'ver corr e. Io was arrested in I.e iven worth a year ago last spring and h is been in the Leavenworth county jail ti 1 1 in the jail hero since the first of Au?ih!, tiiru-eu months and hasn't been tried yet. lie 13 accused of having used the United States mads for fraudu lent purposes, but declares he has not an. I that if they will only eive him a chance to, he will prove it." lie has ap plied f r release en writ of habeas corpus t ut for some reason has been unable to secure it. He ii too poor to employ an attorney an 1 would doubtless have received no help from anyone had it not been for the fact that the Kansas Free Thinkers wno were in session here last week have taken up his case. Lawyers say he should have had preliminary examination at least. iJiiar ago. vanderberg declares that t'!tre is not a ratch of a pen nor a slip o.v why he is held in the 'i pir r to el jail. He savs Jailer Burda-e has ad- milted orders it to hitii but they have verbal from soma deoutv United Stufoa marshal at Leavenworth t Lror. k; 1 wked Up. Vanderberg is about thirty yerirs of ui.f an j is a native an. I a ritivnn rr ir,,i b id, never bavins: taken out natiirii-a. t:on papers in this country. A Jocknai. reporter visited Vander- i-trjfii nis co.l last evening. He evening. told xi is siory to the reporter and it is sub- etantial !y as fo lows: i was the proprietor of the Leaven worth business college, and I was dointr well when X. P. Lvach and William L. Jlornanl concluded there was money in t.ie business and started the Central business college. I had the better busi ng nj they mdertook to run me out. Lie first thmg they did was to enter the plea arid mike a house to house canvass of the tower tclhng the people that I did not bve in th, town and was" a single man, while they were both residents of iuo pirtce, American rieo. i he 1 ecple, thev held. thnnM a ronize them for these reasons. Instead 01 aurungr ray business, they increased . amo.uous to build up a big-eer business, an I as soon as I ot mon Jlr 1 pnt U back into the business a-ain. I his was uear y two years ago. n'nr? r,aTI this for Borae time pd finally 1 peatl to mUi re He3 t h ? 1 nad w rlttea- 11 mysterious t h f 8S 8QU3e Uttla tim in finding out yhat it meact After awhile, however, tVmR'h ,Tl thit P8"ple who hA written rece ? - DeTer h?r from ma bu had received answsrs from the other firm. i coalaiasd to th poatmaater at r TPs I to lurjs (TV' Leavenworth, Georee Hitchey, and he nrnfcjaml iirnnranwnf th f.crirrfmi'H unci could not understand how it - - - - - - couia happen. Our diherent boxes were sev eral feet apart. Even after the com plaint the error did not stop and I wrote to Mr. Wanamaker, postmaster general. After some time I received a reply from the department saying that Mr. Kitcbey had reported to them that my mail was being delivered regularly and that I must be laboring under a misapprehension. 'I thought I knew better, however, and began to set trap3. I did not ex pect to catch the postofBce employes but was after Leach & Mortland for opening my mail even it had been given to them accidentally. "I inserted an advertisement in the Staie Journal which read: 'Wanted Fifty young persons to Co writing at home at twenty-five cents per hundred words.' In the advertisement I instruct ed the applicants to send ten cents to cover first cost of correspondence that I would be put to with them. I receiv ed several answers and accepted about twelve in different parts of the country. These I instructed to write to ma at stated times, write the address plainly on both inside the letter and on the envelope. It was as I thought. My correspondents began getting ans wers to their letters of inquiry from Leach & Mortland. I now had my proof and went before United States Commisssoner E. N. O. Clough and had Leach vk; Mortland ar rested. They got their preliminary hear ing, and their bonds were lixed at live hundred dollars, w hich they gave. Be fore the case came to trial, however, dough for some reason got it dismissed and they were never trieL "I was publishing a college paper, and I roasted in its columns the parties to the transaction, including Assistant United States Attorney P. L Soper. Of course they didn't liko it and I supple began casting about them f or some means of getting even. "it seems that through eome error of either mine or that of my young lady clerk, the enclosed ten cents had not been returned to two Missouri young men who had not been employed to do writ ing. 1 returned the money in all other cases of applications refused. ul had only wanted a few correspond ents anyway, but had advertised for a large number to give the advertisement a genuine appearance. " 1 hose two cases came up against me and I was arrested and thrown into the Leavenworth countv jail cn the first day of August, 18(ja. I got no prel.minary examination ani was removed to this place on the 26th of October following and have been here ever since. "It is needless to say that I have tried several times to get ou. tut in each in stance my efforts have been unavailing. I applied to Judge Iliner in legal form for release on habeas corpus last Febru ary. He was in Wyoming then and wrote to me that he would be here in April and would attend to it. When he came 1 was taken before him an I asked what plea I wanted to eater. I said: -Not guilty.' The assistant United States at torney said his witnesses were not there. I was taken back to jail and that ia the last I have heard of that part of the case. "I hear there is another charge against me. That of eome fellow who tent me $5 and did not get any returns. I was giving lessons by mail and had nearly 1,100 mail pupils in book-keepiag. On the day I was arrested tome letters caine to the olSce, but I did not hava time to We have succeeded in getting another case of twilled Cotton Crash, 16 inches wTide, bleached and unbleached, very desirable and popular. It will be sold same as before, only 5c. 3000 yards more of that heavy 4-4 Bleached Muslin, the one that is worth 7c. We can't get any more of these goods. Make the best of it at 5c. IOG. We are selling a beauti ful quality of Linen Fringe, worth 20c, for 10c. Tinted Covers, 36x36' worth 50c, now . 25c. worth 75c, now 35c worth 31.00, now.. 50c Umbrellas $1.45. We have just received another invoice of those fine Serge Umbrellas, with solid natural handle, worth $2.00 for S1.45. Try to match this else where, then you will see the value you are getting. Send for samples and see the goods we are selling. If you are not able to visit our store, send us an order by mail. We will greatly appreciate it. even read them before I went to jail. As this charge was trumped up after the ar rest, I presume the $5 was in one of those letters." Vanderberg farther said that he wanted to get out of the jail because the confinement was breaking down his health. AVliat Sheriff Iturdgre Says. Jailer Burdge was also seen by a re porter. "I wish Vanderberg could be got out of here," he said. "He came last Octo ber fiom Leavenworth under arrest on a bench warrant. The deputy marshal in the case is L. D. DeBost, and he said that ou the warrant he held he could de mand his imprisonment in any jail in the district. 1 wasn't here then. Until March we had nothing in the way of a commitment or order to show why he was held or that we had any right to hold him. We made such a fuss about it that the deputy got this order from Judge Foster's court." After considerable hunting a paper was produced, which was an order from the court to Marshal iNeely to seize Vanderberg and hold him for appearance in the court here on April 9th, last. The paper was dated March 21, 18SJ4 It was unsigned except by George Sharitt, cleric of the court, and there was no oflicial seal on the paper at alL Mr. Burdge continued: "When Judge Iiiner was here Vander berg was taken before him April 9th, and told that he could pled guilty to a misdemeanor and take a thirty day jail sentence. That was all the prosecution thought it could prove and it was willing to lei it go at that. Vanderberg said he had committed no misdemeanor and would not plead guilty. He was brought back to jail. I believe from what Vanderberg himself has told me that thsy would be able to prove a misdemeanor. I have not heard that they intend doing anything further with the case. Lawyers have said that the paper here was not suiScient to hold him, but when they tried to get him out it always seemed to stick." THE ASTOli DIRTY LINEN. Jatues Coleman Drayton to Publish His .Side of the Affair. New York, Sept. 11. Ihe World says in reference to the divorce brought by James Coleman Drayton against Lis wife, the daughter of the late William Astor, Mr. Drayton will, upon his arrival in this country, publish a statement giv ing in detail the story told briefly in the papers filed at Trenton, X. J. The strength of his position has been that the marriage vows had been kept inviolate by him. Friends of Mrs. Drayton have recently secured the publication of re ports tending to show that he had first given her the example of holding the marriage contract lightly. If she should be able to substantiate this position and prove that Drayton wronged her and Uarrowe lied about her then it might be expected that the whole social world, backed by the Astors, would rally to her support. For Over Kifty Yetri Mrs. Winalow's Soothing Syrup has been used for teething. It soothes, softens the gums, allays pain, cures colic. Best remedy tot diarrhoea. 25 cents a bottle. Clearance Sale of Habitue Silks for if Which have been sold all the season for G5c. There are only five patterns left; will close them out for39c; suitable for waists and dresses. 50c, 24-in. printed Cheney Bros. Silk and 27-in. Lyons Silk, our regular SI silks. Just half price, now" 50c. Black Silks. In Black Silks we have both plain and brocade in all the newest and latest weaves. IN PLAIN WE HAVE Satin Duchess, Satin llhadame, Satin Luxor, Peau de' Soie, Gros de' Londres, Gros Grain, Faille Francaise, Koyal Armure. IN BROCADE WE HAVE Satin Duchess, Taffeta, Gros de' Londres, Gros Grain. These goods are very de sirable and scarce in the eastern market. Before the advance in silks on Septem ber 1, we had purchased all of our silk fabrics and have received up to the present time over 1000 yards of Dress Silks. We shall sell them on the basis of the old price. Examine this line before purchasing. DEFERRED OXCE MORE. The City Council Eefers the Sewer Case TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. ThellayorVntoei the Itesolution Ite qnrstinj; Hint to Itemove the Mltle wallt mid Mewer Inspector Other Work Itone. There was an adjourned meeting of the city council last night Couucilmen Bradford and Ettlinger, both members from the Third ward, were absent. The appeal of the Decker, Mullins & Berry gewer case was called up and Councilman Fellows moved to refer the whole matter to the committee on judic iary, and P. O. Noel as linancial agent, for the city. Councilman Stevenson thought that the claims of the material men should be paid now, if it could be done without destroying the right of. the city to ap peal. Councilman Burgess wanted to hear the question discussed in all its phases. Mr. Noel, who was present, said "I wish the council to understand my posi tion before you put me on the commit tee. I am in favor of paying the judg ment" City Attorney Tillotson "We are mak ing a laughing stock of ourselves by not disposing of this case in one way or the other. If we are going to surrender, let us do it, and if we are going to appeal, why let the matter drag?" Councilman Fellows "I believe this matter could have been settled for $!),- 000 or $50,0 JO, and I believe it could be settled for less than the judgment now. 1 think our financial agent can secure a satisfactory settlement I am not ia favor of appealing the case, just tostave off the payment." The whole matter was then referred to the committee. The Topeka Press Brick company asked that a judarment of $1,453.23 against Decker. Mullins &. Berry be paid, and agreed to secure thg city in case of an appeaL The Laclede Fire Brick Manufactur ing company presented a similar request for the payment of a judgment of $7,320. Action on both was postponed and will be considered by the committee. HargravM Resolution Vetoed. The mayor presented his veto of the resolution requesting him to remove the sidewalk and sewer inspector, Kichard Ilargravea. lie held, as told in yester day's Journal that temporary appoint ments were not subject to confirmation. Councilman Griggs replied: "Some time ago a city weighmaster was ap pointed and he was confirmed by the council but removed by the mayor." The Mayor "Was he ever confirmed?" Councilman Griggs; "He was." The Mayor: "I think not." Councilman Griggs: "I also wish to say that so far as I am concerned the resolution was not political. I did not make the requast because I thought it would be granted. I thought it would wo 2000 yards of fine 4-4 Brown Muslin, uall we could get." Prices have ad vanced on all cotton goods. Don't miss buying this at 4: cents. 2500 yds Cotton Challies in dark and light colors, just the thing for comfort ables and house dresses. 3000 yds more of Amos keag Ginghams, the best grade, regular Sic quality; you can have what you need as long as it lasts for 5c per yard. urses. We have a very complete line of purses at 10, 20c, 25, 35c, 50c, G5 and 75 cents. Combination Books and Pocketbooks. In all prices at 25, 35, 50, GO, 75, 85, SI, SI. 25, SI. 50. Hand Bag's. Xew goods for this fall at 35, 50, GO, 75 and 85c, SI. 50 and S2. Do a little shopping here by mail; we can please you. STEVENSON & COH PAN Y, 717-719 EA17SAS AVENUE. not be complied with, but I made it be cause of complaints about him which have repeatedly come to me." The Mayor: Show me that he ia not doing his work well and his head will come off tomorrow." Councilman Burgess: "lam not much of a civil service fellow. If this man is a Populist I want to know it You had to beat a Democrat and a Populibt, Mr. Mayor, and it is not fair to give the of fices to those who fought you. As long as we have Republicans who are compe tent they ought to be appointed." Councilman Fellows presented a reso lution to appoint another sanitary ollicer but the resolution was defeated. The liicycle Orliia.uce Killed. Councilman btevens called up his bicycle ordinance which has been re ferred to the council by the committee on streets and walks without action. Mr. Stevens himself moved to strike out the first section which requires bicy clists to register with the city clerk. The next section which prohibited bicycles being ridden oil sidewalks' was passed. The third required the riders to dismount when horses scared at the bicycle. Mr. P'ellows moved to strike out the" section and the motion carried. He then moved to indefinitely postpone the consideration of the ordinance and his motion was adopted without opposition. This kills the bicycle ordinance. An ordinance levying taxes on prop erty before which sidewalks are being built under the contract with John Kitchie was introduced and passed under suspension of the rules. An ordinance was also passed author izing tho mayor and city clerk to issue warrants to uav John Kitchie for build ing sidewalks. The lottery ordinance which is designed to put a stop to policy shops and the sale of lottery tickets, was introduced and re ferred to the committee on licenses. Lowe Offers to Work Free. The mayor presented the names of A. W. Brown, T. W. Durham aud R T. btewart as city scavengers, to be con firmed, lie said that he could not vouch for Brown being a Republican, but was satisfied he was competent. There was no objection until Stewart's name waa reached, when Councilman Griggs asked if the mayor did not have a proposition from a man who offered to haul the dead animals away for nothing? The mayor said Mr. Lowe had made such a proposition, but he was not a city scavenger and could not do the work for that reason. Councilmen flolman and Griggs voted against Stewart's confirmation. The bonds for the new scavengers were then presented and approved. A. W. Brown's sureties were b. Cunningham and F. M. Newland. T. W. Durham's sureties were T. J. Ke'lam and Samuel T. Howe. R T. Stewart's sureties were A. F. Chesney and Joseph Reed. Vainlerpuol's l ine Itemitted. L. T. Yount. secretary of the board of police commissioners, presented a writ ten request that the tine of C. L. Vauder pool, the city license collector, be re mitted. He was fined $ in police court two weeks ago for disturbing the peace. He got into a quarrel with a man from whom he was attempting to collect a li cense fee. Ihe mayor thought that his fine 2500 yards full standard Dress Prints in the new fall shades; 5o for these as long as they last. 5c. 1500 yards of those dark Outing Cloths that are sold everywhere for 8ic. You won't get any more at Co after these are gone. 500 yds all Linen Crash, 1G inches wide. This 500 yards will be sold for G?C. Do you need any? Those beautiful Penangs are here; many of you have been waiting for them; they are worth 15c; 12i0 will buy them. Tomorrow morning we will place on sale a very complete line of Cloaks, the new styles for the fall and winter wear; also a beauti ful line of Fur Goods which are very popular this year. Never were Fur Goods sold so cheap as they are this year. Get our prices; they will interest you. should not bo remitted any more than the fine of any one elae, but the council voted to remit the fine. Minor Meatioii. By resolution introduced by Council man Fellows lot No. 10'J on Fillmore street was released from the sid'jwal k assessment It had been included by mistake. Councilman Holraan introduced a res olution asking that the sidewalk in front of the Presbyterian church be raised to grade. It was referred to the committee on streets aud walks. Councilman Stevenson's resolution to move and repair tho city scales went to the committee on streets and walks. Councilman Griggs presented a reso lution asking that lot JSo. 1 in Crane's addition bo released from the contract to build new sidewalks. The resolution was tabled. C. A. Figerstrom, who lost an arm while working on a sewer in the city, asked permission to run a street stand withot t a license. Permission was granted. II. R Achenbach and ten others asked that a sidewalk be built in front of lot 43i on Polk street, west to the alley on the south side of Huntoon, and the re quest was granted. Council then ad journed slue due. IS IT BIGAMY? Divorced Mr. M. II. Alexander Appears to Have Married Too Noon. Records at the court house show that Mrs. Melissa B Alexander is apparently guilty of bigamy. Who was granted a divorce by Judge Hazeu on July i!Sth, and six days afterwards she married again. This however was not known until last evening when an acquaintance of hers inadvertently dropped a remark to that effect. There Is a claue in the Kansas divorce laws that a divorced per son cannot re-marry for six months after the granting of a divorce. I. 8. Curtis and others in the district clerk's office were surprised to hear of Mrs. Alexan der's marriage, but the statement was substantiated by an examination of the records of the probate court. Mrs. Alex ander lives in this county. THE CURTIS RALLY. Anticipation That It Will lie tt Milt A ftalr. Arrangements have been made fur a big meeting at Hamilton hall tonight, when Congressman Charles Curtis will make his first speech of the campaign in Topeka. Councilman M. C. Ilolman, of North Topeka, will preside over the meeting, and the music for the occasion will ls furnished by Jackson's Military band and the Modocs. Before the meting the Republican Flambeau club will make its first appear ance on the streets and will give a torc h light parade on Kansas avenue. Mr. Curtis is expected to make the speech of the campaign in this district and a large audience will no doubt b present Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Howard celebrated their silver wedding at R jssville last Sat urday. Mr. Howard was the Po uligt representative from the northern district in this countv. Cloaks