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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1897.
13 ESS 5 , .-. .-. lore man S7QQ intn Of Juvenile Books for you to select from This is as many as an ordinary wholesale house buys and as many as a dozen ordinary retailers buy. The makers have a com bination on these goods and only give their lowest price to houses that buy over $500 worth. That is why we sell books for 13c that other houses ask 20 and 25c for. Com pare 10c books with the 15c ones at other stores. TOY PIANOS at 25c to 5.00 each. CELLULOID NOVELTIES at 5c to 5.00 each. PHOTO ALBUMS 25c to $5.00. AUTOOKAPII ALBUMS 5, 10 and 25c. SCRAP ALBUMS at 10, 25 and 50c. TOO LC BESTS at 25, 50, G5, 98c, 1.25, 1.50, 1.93, 2.98, 3.98, and $i.9S. Doll Buggies from the cheapest up to ? 5.00 each. Steel Carts at 10 and 25c each. BisseU's Carpet Sweepers, 25c and 49c each. Blocks at 5, 10, 19, 25 and 50c s et. Rocking Horses, 75c and upward. See our 50c and $1 Sleeping Amer ican Beauty Kid Dolis. Iron Toys from 5c up. Toy Trunks from 35c to 2.so each. Toy Beds and Cra. dies from 10c to $1. Toy Wash Sets, 25c, 50c and 91.00. Handsome Water Sets from $1.00 up. Cups and Saucers 5c to $1.00 each. j Banks 1 oc to $ 2. 50 Fancy Lamps, 75c and up. Blackboards 25c up. from All the new things in Decorated China. A 5 Cent Package of GUM free with every pur chase of 50c or more. Open evenings from now until Xmas. Remember it pays to trade at li 0 Ft . 618 Kama3 Avenue. OUTSIDE STAIRWAYS TO GO Circuit Court Decides an Important Cas9 in Springfieid. Spr:nt:.'i eld, Dec. 14. The action of the circuit court twluy in (.H-ckling- in fav.L of The phtintifT in the ca?c of Mary . Kinnane v.s. K'.ilcr and Tuttfc, and which a c lit n ietiui rr.s thv defendants to tea. dwn a line new $15.0 0 business building because it is arched over an alleyway, stirred up many bitter animctsi tirs hers.und n-xt weeK tttort, will be jut on f iiOt to h.iw removed all outride stair ways to buildings in tht- city. Of these tht-r is a larsre number, and if the effort is successful it means heavy expense to owners of many uf the principal build ings. It was a controversy of this kind that caused John V. Book waiter, former gu bernatorial candidate, millionaire munu facturer and so on. to leave here, after placing real estate worth almost a million in the hands of real estate agents, order-iiig- the Grand Opera House closed as tight as a barrel, and stopping work on his bis, hulf-linished Lagomb hotel. The board of public affairs tore down an out side stairway to the Lagonda hotel, which Mr. Kok waiter had erected. This was done just after the preceding: board had f en Millionaire O. S. Kelly permission to arch over Primrose alley for the bene fit of the Arcade h"U-l. The decision to day is an important one to every city in Ohio. The case will probably be carried to the supreme court. FOUR BAIJILS IN TWO DAI'S The Astounding Performance of a Erooklyn'3 Man's Wife. New York. Der. 14. Bernard Breslau If the mo.--'; excited but the most happy man in Brooklyn. He resides at No. 2!S York street, and his wife hap presented him v. ith l'ur chiklre-n sir.ee Sunday, and an. other is expeeted. Triplets were born, then another t'aby came . yesterday, and the mi.iv.it is hourly expecting a tilth. The three r'rst born were boys. lusty an hialthy. This pleased tile mother, fur she wanted no girls. The fourth bab was still-born. The indications of the presence of a tifth child are unmistaka. ble. Th Breslaus are Germans. They werp married in Kngj.inJ tbo'Jt four years as" and c:-.rr.e to tiiis country in the hope or bettering their condition. In this they have not been particularly fortunate. Breslau. who is about :J years of age. i a tailor, and finds employment doing cd jobhs. Much of the time he is out of employment. It is all he can do to sup port himself. The famiiy lives in two scar.fcily furnished rooms in a rear tene ment, but now Breslau feels that he will be obliged to look for larger quarters. The Breslaus had two children before the last remarkable occurrence. "STORMY JORDAN'S" RIVAL Ira Husted of Salle Plains, Iowa, De fies the liquor Luwi. Belle Plaine. la.. Dec. 14. Ira Husted of this place is the "Stormy Jordan' No. 2 of Iowa. He was again committed to j.iil today in default of a $1,000 fine for selling liquor. Husted has a penchant for violating the Iowa liquor law. and in his fight in this direction he has spent a fortune and the larye brick block he built in. Belle Plaine was recently sold under the sheriff's hammer. His smartness and originality in evading the law has stood him in hand many times. He is one of the best educated men in the state, being- a graduate of Harvard and Ann Arbor colleges and a man of fine appearance. Intellectually he is keen and bright as a dollar. He is now 71 years of age. and no doubt his ambition to die in the Benton county jail, where he commenced a ten months' sentence today, will eventually be realiz ed. For many years there has never been a criminal session of court in this county but what his name appeared on th3 docket, always charged with illegally selling liq. uor. DENVER MAN'S INVENTION. Cheap Canvas Street Car Vestibules Prove a Success. Denver. Dec. 14. J. R. Crabb of 2128 Curtis street, is the inventor of the new protector for grinmen on cable cars, which has had a successful trial of over a week in this city. The aTair is made to fold up to the top of the car like the curtains on a carriage top. It is made of brown canvas and has in front two lights of heavy srlass. 2x34 inches in size. This morning another one of these vestibules will be put on the Wei ton street line. One is already working: on the Sixteenth street and Seventh avenue line. Mr. Crabb says that he can also furnish tli em for the motormen on the electric cars at but little additional cost. The price for. the cable gripman style is $10... The vestibule sides can be let down one at a time or altogether or be folded up entirely, according: to the severity of the wind or intensity of the c old. The grip men are immensely pleased with the in vention a nd it is probable that the line s in Denver will adopt it. in accordance with the ordinance on the subject. APACHES ARE OUT. When you See it in our ad. IT'S SO. CHI A II F PNOP QAf Hold fast to ? Your cash until you SEE OUR STOCK. JLL-f IkJTE take this opportunity to thank the people of Topeka for helping us reduce the oid V time shoe profits. Our business has been great all year, but December must be the banner month of them all. To do this, we have let loose the dogs of war, and don't propose to let up till midnight of the 31st day of Daeembsr. We started the knife at t le front door and didn't stop till we struck the alley. This cut has been merciless, but you are the gainer. Shut your eyes if you will but you can't miss a bargain. ' Ladies' Kand Welt VicI Kid, ton, $5 and J6 Shoes .... Lace or But $2.65 TH HEE-CENT FA HE FAILS. The Project in Detroit Unsuccessful Charges Against Tom Johnson. Detroit. Mich.. Dec. 14. The Evening News will say: "A report comes to the News from a high source, in fact from several sources, that the Detroit 3-cent fare street railway line was unable to meet the intertst on the bonds when the latest payment became due. 'There also came a reiteration of the report that Tom L.. Johnson declines to keep a promise alleged to have been made, at the time of the so-called consolidation cf the Citizens' and Detroit companies, that if the Detroit dtd not earn enough above operating expensese to pay its bonded interest he would see that it was paid." The Xews quotes a business associate of Albert Back, president of the Detroit railway, as ssij-ir.gr that the experiment of -cent fares in Detroit had been a fail- Ladies' Hand turned, finest of Kid Lace or Button, Patent or Kid trimmed, worth P) Effl $4. CO and $-3.00, now Ladies' Fine Vici Winter Tans, in Lace. Coinfijrt Q E Toe, worth $4.00, now ip&.JS Ladies' .Genuine Dongola, Lace and Button, (JJ worth $3.00, now iaUm Ladies' Fine Vici Kid, $2.30 Shoes, in all styles; ask to see them; we can fit you; 51 4.18 challenge price IpA.U1 Ladies' Here are 7S6 pairs, all styles, all sold for more m the factory take yo choice "$1.00 Ladies' Warm Lined Shoes, in Button or Lace 75c, 85c, S1.0O, $1.25 Ladies' Fancy Party Slippers, in colors and black; an elegant assortment to choose from SO?, 65c, S1.G0 and Si 25 Ladies' Warm Lined House Slippers, worth C ( $1.00, now 0UC Ladies' Rubbers 1 Rft Misses' Fine Kxtension Sole Vici Kid, $2.30 Q f C Dress Shoes, now & 1 3 U Misses' Fine rongola Kid, Lace or Button, 0 4 rtC worth $2.00, now l&I.&O Misses' Genuine Kangaroo Calf, in Lace or PI 4 4 f Button; the best school Shoe on earth.. S iU Misses Fine Vici Kid, $1.75 Shoe, in Lace and AO. Button, now iOC Misses' All Solid, Good Serviceable School 710 Shoes I WW Children's Dress Shoes, in Lace or Button, worth fit f ff $1.50, now pi.UU Children's School Shoes that will wear; they are Qf cheap at $1.25, now Ovw Children's Turn Sole $1.25 Shoes, now 70C Misses' and Children's . . Children's Turn Sole, $1.00 Shoes, now 50C Infant Shoes, 15c, 23c, 40c, 50c. Misses' Warm Lined Slippers, for house Kf wear JUt Children's Warm Lined Slippers 40 C Youth's Fine Calf $2.00 Shoes sold here for--$1.25 Youth's School Shoes, worth $1.50, now 88 C Men's Hand-sewed Willow Calf, in the lat est style, triple soles and calf lined ft O AO $5. GO Shoe, now ijJO.UU Men's Box Calf. Enamel or French Calf, Heavy Soles, worth $4.00, now cut2 00 .Men's Tan or Black, in the heavy Scotch edge soles worth the world over (p f Cf $3.50, now p&iOU Men's Fine Calf Dress Shoes, former price fflrt ff 93.00, now ij.UU Men's Calf or Vici $3.50 Shoes, now S1.75 .Men's Fine Dress, Coin Toe, Lace. $2.50 0 4 Eft Shoes, now 01. 0U Men's Street Shoes, former price with us fl O $1.50, now SOC Men's Work Shoes, heavy, all leather, and t O will wear juC Men's Kip Boot3 $1.98 Men's Arctics , 98C Boys' . Fine Calf $2.50 Lace Shoes, sale ft 4 C ft Price pl.OU Boys' School Shoes, worth $1.73, now 1.25 Boys' Satin Calf $1.50 Shoes, now $ 1.00 RUBBERS, i5c. Stan's Rubbers. All kinds .... 40c, 50c and 60c. hri.SBas50C,75C, $1.00. i mm $ KANSAS AVE. Bast Side of Street 50 KANSAS AVE 1 I1ARK1S HAS A SCHEME. Three Troops of Cavalry Scouring Eastern Arizona in Searca of Them. Wilcox, Ariz., Dec. 14. Three troops of cavalry are in the Held in the eastern part of Graham county, near the New Mexico line, called out by the presence in that neighborhood of a band of renegade Apaches from the White Mountain reser- vat ion. The Indians have been noted at several roints on the Apache trail between San j Carlos and Mexico, and are believed to j be heading for the Geronimo fastnesses in ' the Sierra Madre mountains, south of the j line. Several days ago live Indians were seen by three unarmed cowboys near San Jose tanks, 14 miles east of Solcmonville. The Indians, who were mounted, immedi ately srave chase, but the cowboys had the better horses and soon drew so far away that; the Apaches abandoned pur suit. The cowboys spurred on to th Parks ranch at Sheldon, whence several parties of well armed cowboys were form ed to look up the Apaches, and. as well, establish the -whereabouts of several overdue cattlemen. Col. Hay Takes a Trip on ths Nilo. London. Dec. 14. The Daily Xews says that Col. John Hay, the American ambassador, will go to Ejjypt early next year and take a long trip on the Nile. Commissioner of Education Wants a Reindeer Express Established in Alaska. Washington. Dec.14. In a report sub mitted to the secretary of the interior and forwarded to the secretary of war for the consideration in arranging- a plan for the relief of the starving Americans in the Klondike region. W. T. Harris, the commissioner of educa tion, argues in favor of using ' the only feasible route for the present year" in transporting supplies. This route is by Southeast Alaska which has well estab lished steamboat lines running from Seattle to Juneau or Dyea twice each month during the entire year. The sounds along the western coast are shielded by islands the entire length of this route from tempests and rough ocean waves. It will command, by e system of reindeer expresses from Chil kat the entire region of Alaska. Six davs are required from Seattle to Chil kat. and from Chilkat to Circle City 00 miles) eight days. passing Dawson City and the Klondike region on the sixth day. Commissioner Harris' estimates sup pose that reindeer will be used and that relays are 5o miles apart. If four re lays are used and the journey kept up for 24 hours every day. the time occu pied from Chilkat to Dawson would be three days; to Circle City four days. and to Minook five days. With a continu ous journey and 50 mile relays the time to remote points would be shortened one-half, making it four days from Minook to Point Barrow, the same per iod to Cape Prince of Wales and only three davs to St. Michael. 'Adding six days fur the journey to Seattle.'- says Mr. Harris, "it will be seen that even Point Barrow or Cape Prince of Wales could be communicated with in 16 days from the date of the starting of the steamer from Seattle to Dvea." Mr. Harris believes that all that is necessary to make this practicable, is the purchase by the L'nited States of f.0o reindeer from Lapland, trained to harness. They can be purchased for S10 each in Lapland, and delivered at Chilkat at a cost of $S0 a head. A daily express from Chilkat is suggested by the commissioner in getting supplies to the Klondike. Such an express would consist of ten reindeer, 10 sledges and one teamster. It would carry nearly two tons of provisions, thus affording from day to day sufficient for 4.000 min ers on the upper Yukon. Mr.Harris also wants 5o0 dogs to form a herd at some point to the north and west of Chilkat. Kxperience with the government rein deer herd in Alaska has shown that the increase is from 40 to bO per cent a vear. The ooS reindeer purcnasea oe tween 1S92 and 1SS)5 have increased to 1.466. An estimate of $50,000 for 500 deer and the transportation of 50 Finnish team sters is submitted by the commisssion er. He also asks $50,000 for 500 female deer and transportation for 25 families cf herdsmen from Norway and $25,000 for the management of this herd, the in struction of the Alaskan natives as herdsmen and the support of a reindeer station. Another Swsepicg Seduction. The Trumbull Art Stock must be sold. Beginning with Monday. Decem ber 6. all the pictures and ready made frames in this magnificent stock will be sold at 20 per cent less than they have ever heretofore been offered. There is one good restaurant in To peka, that's the Cremerie, 726 Kansas avenue, Scott & Scott. TO PEEP AT THROATS. School Authorities Say Such a Move Would TTs3 Up All the Time. Philadelphia. Dec. 14. There is a dis position among the school authorities to frown upon the resolution of the Loard of health, declaring that In school district where diphtheria is known to exist there should be daily medical ex amination of all scholars. The project is held by members of the board of ed ucation to be impracticable, and, in fact, the board has already voted down a proposition fro a general medical exam ination of ali children daily. The new resolution may meet the same fate. It is contended that the time neces sary for proper examinations would be such as to interfere seriously with the children's school work. In some schools there are as many as 1.200 pupils. and to look into all of their throats a doctor would have to work at the rate of four a minute in order to complete his rounds within school frours. POISONED BT FISUE'S FIX. St. Louis Butcher May Lose Arm in Consequjnce of Wound. St. Louis. Dec. 14. James Hamilton, a fish butcher at Faust's, took hold of a large live red snapper today and, just as he was removing it, it riggled from his grasp and struck at him with one of its fins, piercing Hamilton's arm just below the elbow. The wound is painful and blood pois oning has set in. His arm has swelled to twice its natural size. He was taken to the city dispensary, where Dr. Newcomb says amputation may become necessary to save his life. $10,500 PAID FOR A BOOK. It Was a Production of Cazton's Press, Was printed About 429 Years Ago. London, Dec. 14. At the sale here of the library of the late Earl of Ashburn hara, Caxton's translation of "A Booke cf the Hoole Lyf of Jason," from the French of Raoul Lefr-vre. one of the earliest productions of Caxton's press, having been published at Westminster about 1477. was bought by Mr. Jicker ing. the publisher, for 2.100. The copy is perfect and unique. Other Caxton publications sold for 600 and 50. WAR IS SOT OVER. County Seat Hostilities About to be Revived in Gray County. That western Kansas will experience another county seat war is not altogether improbable by reason of the fact that the supreme court has decided that Ingalla and not Cimarron is the legal county seat of Gray county. Cimarron has been enjoying that dis tinction for a number of years, during the slow process of the supreme court, which now holds that the county seat was il legally removed from Ingalls and remands the case to the district court for another trial. February 13, 1S87, Ingalls was selected, at an election, as the county seat and the county officers transacted business there for six years. Then the people of the county petitioned the county com missioners to call for another election, which they did. February 13. 1S93. Cim arron was selected as the county seat and the county officers at once removed from Ingalls. The people of Ingalls then went into court and asked that the election be de clared void, alleging that the petition in response to which the county commission ers acted was not legal and did not con tain the requisite number of names. The law provides that such petitions must contain the names one-hair the vot ing householders of the county. The Cimarron petition contained 306 names. there being 457 voters in the county. The Ingalls people alleged the petition was padded: that it contained the names of three voters who swore they had never signed it: three minors, fifty non-residents and ninety-seven non-taxpayers. In the lower court a motion to quash the proceedings was promptly sustained. The Ingalls people appealed to the su preme court, which has sustained the contention that the petition did not con tain the requisite number of names. Cimarron is the de facto county seat, but the Ingalls people propose to at once take steps to have the county seat relo cated there, a proceeding which it is ru mored the Cimarron citizens will resist. GAIN IN GOLD RECEIPTS. Denver Mint Rsturns for First Ten Days of Decembjr. Denver. Dec. 14. The books were footed up at the branch mint yester day for the first ten days of this month The result was somewhat surprising, showing total gold deposits almost ex clusively from Colorado mines equal to $541.145.S4. This exceeds the total for the month of January or the month of March and lacks but a few dollars of the total for the month of February. In the corres ponding ten days of December,1896, the receipts were $122,072.07. The gain in favor of the past ten days reads $419.07:5.77, or 374 per cent, the highest percentage yet attained in any of the periods of comparison. For 1897 up to date 11 months and 10 days the local mint receipts foot up $11,461,989.94. contrasted with SI.PSl. 317.71 in the corresponding period of 1896. The increase reads $7,443,672.22. which means 1S5 per cent, with a fraction to spare. Assayer Puckett some months ago placed hi3 mark for 1S97 at $12.000.uu0 for the branch mint with $20,000,000 for the state at large. Yesterday's re sult makes the $12,000,000 a certainty with $500,000 for ballast, while the state total will not be far from the figure advanced last July $24,000,000. GIFTED WITH X RAY EYES. A French Woman Who is Able to Head Through Opaque Bodies. Paris, Dec. 14. The latest among the marvelous discoveries is "La Femme Roengten." a woman described as be ing able to read with ease through opague bodies. Dr. Ferroul of Narbonne has found and introduced his phenomenal woman to his colleague. Dr. Grasset. a profes sor in the medical faculty at Montpel ier. The woman succeeded in reading, at a certain distance, a letter, the enve lope of which had been covered with seals and also pasted as additional precaution. Prosperity comes quickest to the man whose liver is in good condition. De Witt's Little Early Risers are famous little pills for constipation, biliousness, indigestion and all stomach and liver troubles. O. W. Stansficld, 632 Kan sas avenue. Fl il 3." H 11 l& OUR XMAS LINE COMPLETE FRANCHISE GRAB STOPPED A New York Court PuU its Foot on a Traction Scheme. New York. Dec. 14. The appellate di vision of the supreme court decided .unan imously that the injuction secured by th World to prevent the New York board o! alderman from giving away the Great Kingsbridge road franchise was right in law and in justice. The injunction was made permanent. This triumph in the court of last resort ends all the franchise grabs now pending in Brooklyn as well as in New York. Mrs. Mary Bird. Harrisburg. Pa., says. 'My child is worth millions to me; yet I would have lost her by croup had I not invested twenty-five cents in a bot tle of 'One Minute Cough Cure." It cures coughs, colds and all throat and lung troubles. G. W. Stansfield, 632 Kansas avenue- Croup and whooping cough are cured by the use of Ayer's Cherry Pectcral. CALL IN LOOK AJIOUJSI) A XI) SEE THE ASSORTMENT JiEEOliE IT GETS SO BADLY J3110KEN. We havt the largest line of... guds Saucers- we ever carried. They rua from 5c upward. OUR LINE OF Lamps IS COMPLETE and you never received SUCH VALUES. Buy your Dinnerware NOW. You will have to pay more short, ly. A good 112 Pc Set for $7.50. Come in and see what we have, it costs you nothing, and we would like to show you what we carry. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. Farnswbrt m m Ashb3' 503 KANSAS AVENUE.