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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1897.
14. 6 aOlTTTWTTrTTTr? FTTTTrT 99 THE MILLS-ADAMS CO. All this week will be SOUVENIR week. On each of the six days special bargains will be offered in the several departments. And a SOUVENIR SPOON having a representation of the old frigate CONSTITUTION in the bowl, WILL BE GIVEN WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF ONE DOLLAR OR MORE. This store is fast taking on its holiday look and Wed nesday all departments will be in full Holiday Swin Of course, you know the many advantages of select ing Christmas gifts early, while the stocks are fresh pt anu oeiore me meviutiuue rusn Deems: moreover von more saiistactoriiy wnen you've, seen what s to be had. We shall be glad of your visit at any time. nil JAM. LiU Holiday Dress Pattern Prlce-Cn .r PlfieutN. The time honored custom has been to mark down Dress Goods after Jan uary 1. We change that custom by Marking: Them Down Now, so that you can make that most welcome present possible. a Dress pattern, at small cost. And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. l'Bltorn Jreei. 3 patterns, was $14.50. for $10. SO 1 pattern, was $27.50. for 19. iO 1 pattern, was JliO.OO. for 20.00 2 patterns, was $10 r.0. for 8.00 1 patten:, was $20 00. for 16.r,0 1 pattern, was $ir.oo. for 10.00 1 pattern, was $10.00. for T.f.O 3 pieces 4S Inch (note the width) Nov elty Dress Goods, opening price 58e yard, all at one price 50c yard. 4 pieces Novelty Dress Goods, in the following choice combinations, green and red, preen and blue, red and black, brown and black; opening price 8e, closing price 7iio yard. .As a special loader we sell one lot of r0 inch, strictly all wool Scotch Novel ties in a handsome line of effects for Fall and Winter. Was $1.25, for 75c yard. And a Souvenir Spoon riven with ev ery put chase of one dollar or more. oft lSlncic Iircnf" oveICie IVgh lustre, 50c kind 39c And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. For Wednesday several pieces black Brocade effects, 44 inch 50c And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. Black autumn weight Canvas Cloth. 44 inch, $1.00 value 75c And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more, mack and Colored Milk. A large variety of figured Taffetas for waists many of them containing only one waist pattern, all new and ev ery one desirable style 6Sc to $1.50 And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. Fiicy Walt MilLft. Are receiving particular attention f new lot just received within a few orys consisting of beautiful Roman Stripes and Plaid effects. These silks are of superior quality, and the prices are exceptionally low $1.00 to $1.75 yd. lSlarfe ltrt!ii .-j. Good quality, on gros grain grounds, with bright. handsome satin figures. Special value ". ..S5c per yard. lilnck ftntin Iuc2ieie. Hade expressly for us, absolutely pure dye. magnificent qualities and guarante-d in every wav, $1.00, $1.25, 41.50, $1.7". and $2.0o. And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. FANS. Fans for weddings, for receptions, for church, for any occasion whatever. Such a variety of Paris and Vienna Fans, such an array of novelties this store has never seen before. Moreover the Fans are but a short time from the hands of the French and Austrian makers. They are the latest creations in a Fan way. - The "Umpire" style predominates, and there's little painting and much glitter of spangles. The shapes are rather small, the sticks are of beauti fully carved and enameled wood or ivory or pirl. Some are gilded, other3 inlaid and engraved, chased, carved and otherwise decorated. Gauze, satin, silk and delicate parchment, embellish ed by brush or needle. Quaint repro ductions of the fashions of other cen turies. Exquisite lace effects, with now and then a shadowy bit of color paint ing to liven the plainness. Colors are white, cream pink and blue, and prices from 502 to $8.50 ea- And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. GLOVE DEPT. For evening wear, for the street, for weddings, receptions for any occa sion where gloves are to be worn, our great stock is always ready to supply a large demand promptly. Our autumn importations of Fine French Kid Gloves made by Perrin, and other well known manufacturers, are ready now, and all the newest ideas in a glove way are included. We will deem it a favor if you will ask to see our Special value i SI. $1.50 pr Kid Gloves for Misses." Kid Gloves for Boys. Kid Gloves for Men. Ta"ble Linens and Napkins. We sell only reliable Linens, pleasing" in design, satisfactory in wear, and which by excellent service makes many friends for the department. We can only mention a few items: 3 pieces 68 inch Bleached Satin Da mask, in Clover Leaf Dot and Apple Blossom designs 75c yd. 2 pieces 72 inch extra heavy Bleached Damask in Corn Flower, Wild Rose and Wheat designs S9c yd. 5 pieces 72 inch extra fine Bleached Damask, in Forget-Me-Not, Pansy, Tu lip, Marguerite, Lily of the Valley de signs $1.00 yd. NAPKINS TO MATCH. 5-S size $1.75, $i.00 and $2.25 per doz en. 3-4 size $2.75 and $3.25 dozan. And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev- ery purchase of one dollar or more. 1. .uir Black Brocaded Mohair, good hanging and well made, velveteen bound $2.'io Black Serge, Brilliantine and Crepe cloth Skirts $3.T.O Black Brocade Silk 5.00 and $t!.75 Fancy Plaid Silk and Wool Skirts, navy, plum and wine colors ...$4.50 And n Souvenir Kpoon given Willi every pnrcbase ol sue dollar or more. Ladies' Latest style Suits. Jacket and Skirts, colors brown and navy $10.CO Jacket and Skirt, fancy mixed cloth, blue, green and brown 12. 00 Latest style Blouse Suits Waist satin lined and trimmed with braid and but tons $15.03 Colors Green and brown. Silk Lined Blazer Suit By this we mean Skirt and Jacket, all lined throughout with Roman Stripe Taffeta Silk. Only $13.75 And a Souvenir Kpoon elven Willi every pnrchaxe or one dollar or more. A superior quality Ladies' Mackintoshes for $3.75. with fancy lining, velvet collar and long cape, in both black and navy blue. Finer ones un to $S.50. silk lined. Children's Mackintoshes Small. ne-t check, with double cape, for $1.50 Ladies' Wool Waists Colored flannel Waists with Ruffle Fronts, $1.50. Colors Black, navy and red. , Plaid Wool Waists, $2.50 Four different color combinations. SILK WAISTS. Roman Striped China Silk , ...... $2. Fluid Taffeta Silk Waists .. 3.25 Roman Striped Taffeta Silk Waist... 3.25 Changeable Taffet Silk Waists , 4.5H Black Taffeta Silk Waist ... , ,', 3.P5 Plain Black Satin Waists , 5.W Finer ones up to 13.50 Anil a Soli v n 1 r Spoon given wila every pnrcbaieof one dollar or more. Children's Corded Silk Bonnets. 2,-iC and 3Sc each. Colors Green, Red, Brown and Navy. Corded Silk Bonnets withs cape and trimmed with imitation beaver 50c each Colors as above. Faille Silk Bonnets, trimmed with Chin chilla fur. Colors Green and Brown, 75c each. Faille Silk Bonnets, trimmed with As trakhan edge $1.00 each Corduroy Bonnets, silk ribbon bows. $1 each. Colors Tan, Gray and Brown and White, coats to match. Finer ones up to $2.75 each. Chidren's Tarn O'Shanter Caps, colors Red. Blue and Brown 3ic Children's Stockinette Caps with tas sel, trimmed with red and white braid. 3Sc each. Colors Red and Navy. And a Souvenir kpoon grfvrn with very ircnane ofonecfo I far or Mierfl Infants' Crocheted Sacques with fancy edges, in pink and blue and tied at neck with cord and tassel u0 and G5c Also a dainty creation in Zephyr will) fancy edge in white or light blue ic Also a very nice quality wool net. fancy silk stitching in blue, pink and white, $1.00 eaoh. Infants' Knit Bootees, 25c pair. White with pink: white with blue. Also close knit foot with fancy top, fin ished with silk 35c pair Infants' Zephyr Shoes with leather soles. 50c pair. Colors White, Pink, Red and Blue. Eiterlwn Dresslne Saeqnen. With Ribbon Tie and Sflk Loops and Crochet edge, plain and striped colors, Light Blue. Pink and Gray. Plain Blue. Pink. Gray and Cardinal, with Satin Ribbon Bound Collars $1.50 Also French Flannel Dressing Sacque. sailor collar, ribbon bound $2.50 Colors Pink. Red and Blue. Eiderdown Morniiti; Wrappers. With Cord and Tassel and Ribbon Tie $3.50 Colors Pink. Gray and Light Blue. Also fancy striped, as above $5.00 THE MILLS-ADAMS CO TJMBXtELLA SALE. Our Holiday stock is now complete. The entire trimming section has been given over to the display of them A complete department of itself. Special values in ladies' 26-inch Umbellas at $1.00, $1.50, $2.50. 3.50, $3.75 up to $12.50, including the latest novelty. Tho Princes of Wale l'cnbrella. The reigning Parisian and London style. Handles are Scotch Furz, Scotch This tle, Allspice Wood, Boxwood, Sanbucus, Oriental Ring Bamboo, Carved Ebony, Weischel. Malaca Joint with ridge, Ja va, Saxony Porcelain, Ivory, Shell, Onxy and French Horn. Mounted in Gold and Silver. XOTE-All Umbrellas bonrbl oT u nreell we will KKCRAVF FltEF.OF CHARGE, If not more than three letters. Men's Umbrellas. $1.50, $2.50, $3.50, $5.00 to $8.50 each. Umbrella Sets (one cane, one umbrel la) at $2.75, $3.75, $5.00 set. And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev ery purchase of one dollar or more. Apron Sale. 10 dozen more of those "White Aprons Wide woven cluster stripes with 4 inch hem, hemstich finish worth 25c in a regular way. In this sale at 19c each. 8 kinds to sell at 25c G kinds to sell at 39c 7 kinds to sell at 50c And a large variety at 75c to $1.50. Five O'clock Teas. Five o'clock Tea Aprons Those dainty creations of Lace. Ribbon and Embroidery in great variety and spec ially low priced. One special lot Five o'clock Tea Ap ronsthree styles, trimmed with pink, blue, cardinal, lavender and yellow rib bon lace edged. Nothing last season at 50c any prettier. Special price 35c each. And a large variety of better ones at EOc, 69c, 75c to $2.25 each. And a Souvenir Spooon given with ery purchase of one dollar or more. At lite Underwear department. At the Underwear department One case Ladies' Gray or Brown fleeced Vests and Pants 25c each One case of B. JO. J. Seconds (it would take an expert to find the defects) fleec ed silk finished (a 50c quality), 35c, 3 for $1.00. Men's 50c Fleeced Shirts and Draw ers, for r 35c each Men's 75c Camel's Hair Shirts and Drawers, for 5Sc each Ladies' Ypsilanti Congo Merino Un ion Suit, been $5. Reduced to $2.50 suit. This "Week Commences the Sale of HOLIDAY HANDIIEIICHIEFS. We are not given to boasting but we do think we have the largest, best ap pointed Handkerchief department in the .city. Come and see what vou think about it. Ladies' Handkerchiefs Plain all Lin en unlaundered 5 and 8 l-:e each Plain All Linen laundered, i and i in. hem, 8 1-3. 15, 25. 35, 50c each. Swiss Embroidered, 10, 12Vi, 15 "nc each. All Linen Handkerchiefs, embroidered at 15, 25, 35. 39, 50. 75, $1, up to $2.5 each. I.aee Ilnndlterclilpf. The Aristocrats, $3.50 to $25.00. And a Souvenir Spooon given with every purchase of one dollar or rru7re. Men's Handkerchief. Plain white. 10, 15, 25. S3, 50. 75c. Printed border, 5, 10, 12, 15c. Cnilriren'H Ilandkerenlel's. Printed border, 2 for 5. 5c each. , Handkerchiefs in pretty boxes, 25, 45, 50c box. Misses plain, all linen, 10. 15c each. Misses embroidered, all linen, 25c. Silk Hnndkerctiier. Silk Handkerchiefs, fancy embroider ed, 15, 25, 25, 50, 75c. Initial Men's. 25. 50c. Initial Ladies' 50c each. And a Souvenir Spoon given with ev every purchase of one dollar or more. Oslrieh Biiai. 18 inch $2.00, $3.25, $4.00. $4.65. Red. brown, yellow, dark blue,lavender.pink, Ostrich, $4.65. 36 inch $5.00, $6.00, $G.25, $S.75, $10.00, $14.50. 45-inch $11.50. White, 36-inch $8.95. Whits, 18-inch $4.50. Cofue 15-tas. IS in. 25c, 50c. 75c, $1.00. 36-in. 75c, $2.00, $3.95. And a. Souvenir Spooon given with every purchase of one dollar or more. Wool anil Ice Wool IVcl n al o r. 50c. 75c, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $1.89, $2.00. $2.25, $3.25. White 50c. 75c, $1.25, $1.50, $1.C5, $1.75, $2.00, $2.25, $3.25. SOCIAL mD PERSONAL- General Notes of Society and Personal Items. Recent Social Events ia Topeka tiitl "Vicinity. Items of Interest About Topeka Peo ple and Visitors in Town. fAll communications to this department must give the full name and address of the writer. Anonymous, personals and descriptions of social affairs will not be published.) A very delightful reception was given this morning from 10 until 1 by Mrs. X. F. Handy. Mrs. George O. Smith and Miss It. J. Smith, complimentary to Mrs. J. R. Shelton of Grand P.aplds. Mich., at the home of Mrs. Handy on Topeka avenue. The rooms were very prettily decorated with palms. cut flowers and potted azaleas. The following ladies assisted through the rooms: Mrs. F K. Wear, Mrs. Harold Chase. Mrs. D. J. Small, Mrs. C. J. Brown. Mrs. A. U. Quinton, Mrs. George W. Crane, Mrs. W. W. Mills. Re freshments were served in the dining room by Mrs. Wiley. During the morn ing nearly 200 guests called. Tho Eappy Hoppers. The H. H. dancing club gave a very de lightful party at Hudson's hall Saturday evening. Those who danced were: Miss Blanche Bear, Miss Estelle Leon. Miss Josephine McMahan. Miss Klla Ramsey. Miss Florence Van Tassel, Miss Ruby Koark, Miss Nellie Xeville, Miss Sadie Downing. Miss Dollie Tilford, Miss Iou Iteed. Miss Stoipe. Miss Beck, Miss Maud Van Houten, Miss Fannie Funk. Miss Callie Witt. Miss Helen Butterly, Miss Rue Chesney, Miss Pearl Weber, Miss Kate Frnish. Miss Bernice Hoicolm, Miss Kittie Ragland. Miss Lena Sheldon, Miss Alma Menard, Miss Smith, Miss Adah Thomas of St. Joe, Mr. Earl Shook, Mr. Victor Martin. Mr. Frank Dudley. Mr. Aurel Ridings. Mr. Earl Graham. Mr. Smith. Mr. Maurice Todd, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Charles Stoipe. Mr. Joe Ramsey, Mr. Harry Bowen, Mr. Frank Smith, Mr. Tom Whitmer. Mr. Warren Chase. Mr. Albert Bryson, Mr. Robert Stout. Mr. Will Mar tin. Mr. C. C. Claudy. Mr. Hubbard, Mr. Charles Hood. Mr. Herbert Curry. Mr. Owen Smith. Mr. Lon Wingert, Br. H. B. Hog-eboom. Mr. Albert Wick and Mr. Harry Leydan. Notes and Personal Mention. The Modern Literature club met yester day afternoon with Miss Rosamond Hor ton. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bates left yester day afternoon for Worcester, Mas3., where they were called by the illness of Mr. Bates' mother. Mr. G. O. Smith went to Kansas City yesterday to spend a few days. Misses Norma and Mabel Wheeler of Kansas City are coming down Christmas to visit Mrs. George P. Ashlon. Mr. Walter Brown returned to his home in Blue Rapids, Kan., Monday after a visit with his brother, Mr. C. J. Brown. Mr. Gaien Nichols and Mr. Frank Ben nett spent Saturday and Sunday in St. Joe. Miss Lillian Whitelock expects to go to Chicago the 1st of January to spend the remainder of the winter. Miss Lillian Tefft and Miss Mary Moon will not entertain the Fin de Siecle club Thursday afternoon as was first intend ed. The club will not meet again until after Christmas. Miss Vera Low will arrive Sunday from the east, where she has been attending school, to spend the holidays with her pa rents. Mr. A. E. McMath of Rochester, N. Y., formerly of Topeka, is expected in town soon to spend a day or two with Mr. C. J. Brown on his way south for his health. Dr. G. P. Ashton returned last evening from a two days' visit in Warrensburg, Mo. Mrs. J. E. Moon will return Sunday from the east, where he has been spend ing the past two months. Mr. Frank Tichener, formerly of To peka, now of Chicago, is dangerously ill and is in the hospital for treatment. Mrs. F. C. Montgomery, assisted by Mrs. A. R. Banks, Miss Banks, Miss Anna Banks and Miss Barkley, entertained the high school foot ball team at supper Fri day evening, at the home of Mrs. F. C. Montgomery. The house was decorated with the high school color.yellow, and yel low and white chrysanthemums and palms. At 11 o'clock a delightful supper was served. Songs, speeches and games fdled the evening, which proved to be so en joyable that the young gentlemen propose to make the supper an annual event. Miss Lillian Morris has returned from San Marcial. X. M. Miss Musette Renwick has returned from a visit in Kansas City. (Additional society news on sixth page.) CAN'T MAKE HIM TELL. Police Judge Has No Power to Im prison a Witness lor Refusing to Teatify. Time was in Kansas when a county attorney could send a man to jail for contempt in refusing to tell the names of men from whom liquors had been purchased, but the supreme court de clared that law unconstitutional. Then a notary public tried it and was simi larly treated by the supreme court. A justice of the peace met a similar fate and now the powers of the police judge believed to have been conferred by city councils along the same line have been declared void by the supreme court. The case in point comes from Osage City. Frank Parmenter was summon ed before the police judge and sworn and asked to give evidence concerning supposed violations of the prohibitory law. He refused and the police judge ordered him committeed to jail for con tempt., Habeas corpus proceedings to secure his release resulted in the de cision of the court knocking out the law. Justice Johnston wrote the opin ion, the syllabus of which says: First The power of a police judge to imprison for contempt cannot rest on mere implication or inference, but must be clearly expressed in the statute. . Second The general welfare clause which authorizes a city council to enact such ordinances as may be deemed ex pedient for maintaining peace, good government and welfare of the city and its trade and commerce, does not auth orize the city council to confer power upon the police judge to adjudge a per son guilty of contempt and to imprison him therefor. TO BURN THE CORPSES. IRRIGATION IN UTAH. Plan to Make 250,000 Acres of Arid Land an Agricultural Paradise. Salt Lake, Dec. 14. What is said to be the greatest irrigation project in the Unit ed States was launched here today by the signing of the contract of the Lake Booneville Water and Power company with the state of Utah. By this contract a quarter of a million acres of land are segregated for irriga tion by the company, which in turn un dertakes the construction of a plant that will cost upwards of $3,000,000. It will in clude three great reservoirs and 720 miles of laterals and canals. For seventeen miles through Sevier canon the main canal will be blasted. For labor alone $2,500,000 will be expend ed within the next two years. Work will be begun in February on the project. The lands to be irrigated are fertile table lands in Sevier and Midland counties, but too high for irrigation by an inexpensive method. Eelliag Out. The entire stock until everything is disposed of. Dry Goods, Cloaks. Blank ets, in fact everything as we will go out of business. The place is known as the Uolden Kod at 433 Kansas avenue. Old Graveyard to be Cleared Out to Hake Koom for the Living. New York. Dec. 14. Brooklyn, like this big borough, keeps on growing. Trade is driving homeseekers to the edges, and is even invading the silent cities for which the town is famous. The Union ceme tery, comprising three city blocks, ha:: been sold to builders, and the property must be turned over to the purchasers, free of all incumbrances, within 90 days. The incumbrances consist of 25.0C0 or more bodies, monuments, headstones and the usual graveyard fixtures. The United States Cremation company of this city, ever on the lookout for busi ness, jumped upon this job with both feet. This corpse burning concern comes forward with a startling proposition. It wants to cremate the 25.000 or more bodies, believing that this proposed wholesale in cineration will save the relatives of the deceased and the cemetery people a lot o! worry and trouble. This gruesome and novel offer is not made in a spirit of philanthropy, however. The cremating concern is after dollars as well as dust. The money is represented in the crema tion fees and the expensive urns which the relatives of the cremated dear depart ed would, it is thought, be likely to buy for the reception of the ashes. Some representatives of the cremation company have visited a cemetery official and laid bare their great scheme. It is stated that they offered, if he would use his official knowledge and position to in duce lot owners to have the bodies of their dead cremated, to pay him $5 for each body turned over to the furnace fiends. The cemetery official was stag gered by the proposition, but he didn't faint. Instead, he kicked the ghouls out of his house. There's nothing too sacred nowadays for the men and the women who go up and down the land crying: "Cash!" .'Cash!" IN HER GRAVE CLOTHES. An Indiana Woman Has Lain in Bed Pive Years Awaiting Death. Aurora, Ind., Dec. 14. Ten miles west of this city, making her home with her mother on a small farm, lives Lizzie AVindhorst, aged 30. About five years ago she experienced a singular dream, in which her death on a certain day was foretold. She related her dream to rela tives and persisted in regarding it as a revelation of her aproaching death. As the appointed time was only a few days off she rapidly arranged to bid adieu to life and prepared her burial clothes, then took to her bed and composedly awaited her dissolution, which she believ ed would take place on the 14th of the month. The day dawned, and the hours sped by until night ushered it out of ex istence, but she lingered on in submissive expectancy. As the anticipated death did not ensue, her friends endeavored to dissuade her from the idea of dying, but she could not be 'changed in her opinion, and concluded that the time meant was the 14th of the ensuing month, and she persists in re maining in bed until that period should arrive. Nearly GO months have come and gone since the night of that all-influencing dream, but still the girl has kept her bed. refusing to even leave it for an hour, al ways asserting that she was soon to die, and she wanted to be robed for the grave in the garments her own hands had pre pared for burial purposes. Numberless times lias Mrs. Cartwright, a kind neighbor, washed and ironed the grave clothes to humor the poor girl. Four different times has she prepared new raiment for her sepulchral attire, yet her faith in that vanished Cream contin ues unshaken. ' JERRI SIMPSON'S SUIT. Appears in a $15 Garb Will Try to Keep Sown Expanses. The Washington Post says: Although Kansans have had it that Jerry Simpson would be kept on the na tive heath looking out for his fences until after Christmas, the statesman from Medicine Lodge occupied his seat yester day and is in fine fettle. He comes to Washington in a spick and span Kansas City suit of clothes, that cost him fifteen "cases," topped off with a brand new hat and an exquisite overcoat. which Mr. Simp son himself says is a real "Charlie Boy." What is more. Mr. Simpson says his fences out in Kansas were never in bet ter repair, and that he expects to be re turned to congress at the next election. His first observation on entering the house was to wonder whether the new carpet was a greenback. The carpet in question has a rich green background with an old gold figure. "I am not back to attempt the leader, ship of the minority," said he to the in quiring statesmen who assembled around his desk. "I only took it last session when all others failed. I expect to join forces with the Republicans this session in trying to keep down expenses." Mr. Simpson made a circuit around to Detroit, Mich., on his way from Kansas, to lend a helping hand to an old play mate and schoolfellow, Henry Robinson. Many years ago Mr. Simpson's father and Henry Robinson's father had adjoining farms way up in the province of New Brunswick. Mr. Robinson was formerly in the bureau of statistics, this city, but now he wants to run for congress. He and Mrs. Simpson have been consulting together, and the latter says he expects Mr. Robinson will be nominated. SHOES WON'T BE CHEAPER. Appraisers' Decision on the Calfskin Tariff Will Have but Little EfTdct. New York, Dec. 14. Leather manu facturers assert that shoes are not to be cheaper as a result of the decision of the board of general appraisers. mak insr calfskin not dutiable as hides. "The matter is not settled yet," said j a manufacturer today. "The decision may be appealed, and we may have to pay the duty assessed originally, but, granting that the calfskin comes in free, there is nothing to warrant the expectation of cheaper shoes. There is not at present, nor has there been for a long time, any proportion between the price of leather and the price of shoes. "At present there is a scarcity 'of leather, and it is likely to be some time before the market is supplied. Compar atively little calfskin has been import ed in recent years, and we have ex ported quite a good deal. "As to the shoe, the calfskin leather is only a small proportion of the ma terial used in its production. All oth er materials used in the shoe are ad vancing in price, and there has been a general advance on various kinds of leather. A continued advance is as sured, and within a short time the price of shoes is to be higher." The richest of Klondike finds is Beggs Little Giant Pilis. They cure not only constipation, sick headaches and bil liousness. but relieves all kinds of dis order. Take no substitutes. At druggists. Cannot JS Excelled for Tone, Toucli and Dura bility-. BIG BREWERY DEAL ON. A Syndicate With $8,000,000 After All the Plants in Cleveland. Cleveland, Dec. 14. An eastern syndi cate is trying to get control of all the breweries in Cleveland. Negotiations with this object in view have been go ing on for six months between the agents of the syndicate and a commit tee of three members of the Cleveland Brewers' association. The proposition offered by the agents of the syndicate is to transfer all the breweries to it for $S,000,000, one half of which is to be paid in cash and the remainder in preferred stock. The consummation of the deal has been delayed by the refusal of one of the largest brewery owners to enter in to it. but it was said last night by a prominent brewer that this man had consented to the transfer, and that it would probably be completed by Janu ary 1. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Ali druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. ISIilILL PSIiifSii - t We will make a Special Dis- " ' , ' j count of TEN per cent on ' ' V" ' ' y f . -..1 " - - t r - t I. f i it v. to all who come in on the Trade Excursion Friday, Dec. T. P. CULLEY, Mgr. Branch House, GdO Kansas Ave., Topeka.