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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAIi, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6,1900.
Bibles All Books in Our Stock This Week At Actual Cost. Jt BENNETT BOOK STORE, j . 730 KANSAS AVENUE. t : Prayer Books . AMUSEMENTS. 3:13 To-Night 8:13 Hoyt's Keenest Satire, A Brass Monkey. From Hoyt's Theatre, New York. Prices: 75c, oOc, 35c, 25c. Bargain Matinee IOC SATURDAY 25c KNOBS O'TENNESSEE NOT KOYAL GEMS. Jewels Reported as Belonging to Em press Charlotte Never Did. New York. Pre. 6. A dispatch to the Herald from Vienna says: The reports to the effect that jewels of Charlotte, once Empress of Mexico, have l)t-en discovered in the United States through the arrest of two 111 far smuftRling. has brought forth an in teresting letter from an-artillery officer who served under Emperor Maximilian and who was with him till his death. He now lives at Innspruck and sends the following to the Wiener Tageblatt: " I do not believe that the jewels which have now turned up belonged to Empress Charlotte. Toward the end of the year ls;6, when it could be seen with certainty that it was impossible tomain taiti the Mexican empire, the palace guard was disbanded, the personnel of the court reduced and the greater part of the valuables packed ami sent under escort to Vera Cruz. Here they were placed on board the Is'ovara and sent to Mirimare." DISTRICT MAJORITIES. They Are Little Different From Un official Returns. The state canvassing board has com pleted the official count, and announce the majorities for congressmen elected. These figures are correct, and differ ma terially from the figures recently given out by the Republican state committee. The majorities axe as follows: Charles Curtis S.S1S J. I. Bowersock 2.4S0 A. M. Jackson, fusion 263 J. M. Miller 3,136 "W. A. Calderhead M.225 W. A. Keeder, plurality 4,577 Chester Long, majority 1,519 THE BEAUT i" OF IT. A Practical Illustration of Patroniz ing Home Industries. C. S. Elliott, of the Klliott-Criswell Agency, was observed intently scrutiniz ing a Shawnee Fire li01 calendar. When offered a penny for his thoughts he sta ted: "I was just thinking what an apt ilTustration that calendar Is of patroniz ing home industries. The Hall Litho. Co. has just printed for the Shawnee Fire 50.000 copies of that calendar., It took a carl'ad of paper, 700.000 revolutions of the press. 50.000 hangers, 50.000 feet cf brass binding, and employed the entire time of fifteen people for five weeks, to say nothing of the partial time of the larger part of the Hall employes. That's what I call keeping your money at home." Some of Your Friends are probably interested in the territory through which the Frisco line passes its resources and possibilities. Perhaps they would like to know just how profit able farming, fruit growing or mining is in Missouri, Arkansas. Oklahoma and Texas. Send us their names and we will forward free a copy of the illus trated publication giving reliable and up-to-date information concerning our great southwest. Homeseekers' excur sions at very low rates, twice a month. Address W. C. Melville, 1ST. W. P. A., Frisco line, Kansas City, Mo. Clothing is sold at cost, 420 Kansas avenue. RES EJtHJEIt 8 YOIR FRIE IDS. AN I LEQANT PH T0GRAPH WILL DO IT. 8 WE MAKE THAT KIND. It is only a short time until Christmas, and if you want pic tures finished in time have them taken at once. We have just received a full line of the NEW ALBANY ART PANELS, the very latest crea. Hon in the photographic art. Special prices on this class of work. SNYDER PHOTOGRAPHER. 733 Kansas Ave. Testaments M Hymnals -t-f -M-f -t-f -f -M-t- MARSHALL OUT EARLY. Bandmaster's Unique Letter An nouncing Candidacy For Office. J. Ti. Marshall has announced himself as a candidate for register of deeds in the following letter to the voters in the county: "I take the liberty of thus announcing my candidacy for register of deeds of Shawnee county, to be decided at tne Republican primary election next spring. "Though a bandman, I do not offer that as an excuse tor blowing my horn at this time, but take this method of informing those whom I know to be ac tively interested in the affairs of the county, of my intentions, and to ask them for their support. I sincerely trust that you can consistently lend your in fluence to my candidacy, and desire to assure you in advance of my earnest appreciation of the same." ONE THOUSAND NAMES. List For Twentieth Century Ball Is Made Up. The invitation committee of theTwen- tieth Century Inaugural Fete met in the rooms ot the Commercial club last even ing and prepared a list of a thousand names to which invitations will be sent for the ball on New Year's eve. The invitations have been printed and ready for distribution for a long time but a list had not been prepared until last night. People having friends from out of town may have invitations sent them by sending the names of those for whom invitations are wanted to the secretary of the Commercial club, Mr. T. J. An derson. INCREASE OF $16,000. What Taxes For This Year Will Amount to. The assessment levied for taxes to be paid on Topeka property for the fiscal year ending- June 10. 1901, is upon real estate with a valuation of $7,750, 025; personal property valued at $1,319. XH0, and railroad valuation of $363,040. The total amount of taxes to be paid is $527.21;.07. This is an increase over the preceding year of $15.in3.2.1. Of the total amount of taxes $168. 870.43 is for the city, $15S.936.88 is for the school board and $i0,461.79 for the county. Special taxes levied are as followrs: For sidewalks, $24,531.84; for paving, $20,162.48: for paving alleys, $2,341.67: for sewers, $16,441.17; for drainage, $564.24; for countv surveyor's fees, $17.25; for opening alley In Parkdale, $91.00: for opening and extending Fillmore street, $315.S9: for opening Kistler street in North Topeka, $5,779.64. TO IN VEST IN MEXICO. J. Sloat Fassett Interested in Mines and Railway Stocks. Chicago, Dec. 6. The Record says: J. Sloat Fassett, the millionaire mine own er of Elmira, N. Y., started from Chi cago to the City of Mexico last night in the private car of J. II. Hampson, presi dent of the Mexico, Curnavaca & Pacific railway, to investigate the railroad and mining conditions in Mexico. Mr. Hamp son said: "I do not know Just what Mr. Fassett expects to do when he gets to Mexico, but he will give a thorough investiga tion of the mining and railroad interests there. He has extensive mining interests in Mexico and South America and is anxious to add to them, I understand." - Before leaving for his trip Mr. Fassett was asked if he was not going down to the City of Mexico with a view to in vesting a large amount of capital in rail road interests, to which he replied: "I am going to Mexico on a pleasure trip but I don't care to say anything about it. When I return perhaps I can talk more intelligently." COST HIM 900. John Breidenthal Files His State ment of Election Expenses. John TV. Breidenthal, candidate for governor on the Populist ticket, has filed his statement cf election expenses with County Clerk Wright. The total ex penses given amount to $916.55. The largest amount was $710 to the state committee. Railroad fare is given as $36.80. Mr. Breidenthal rode on passes. Hotel bills are given as $87.25, newspaper subscriptions as $32.50. The statement of expenses of the Peo ple's party and the Democratic party in Shawnee county as filed by (leo. Wag ner shows a total of $101.45 expended. C. H. Alexander, secretary of the John Martin committee, says that $90.54 was spent by his committee. Frank S. Thomas, treasurer of the Democratic state committee, files a statement that $3,562.11 was expended by that committee. Populist Candidates. The Populists have not decided tipon a man for the nomination for representa tive of the f,-,i-. ty-eiqrht! -li'triet. There are a number of candidates. Among them are: J. M. Senter of Oakland. F. S. Stev en r Jl '; hcr or" the Odd Ft o in North Topeko: J. O. Butler, a prominent farmer of Tecumseh townsmp: Hugh I.a.wier. a grocer in th-J Second ward on East Sixth avenue. Victims of Power House Explosion. Chicago, Dec. 6. Another death, mak ing seven In all, was added last night to the list of victims of the boiler explo sion at the Northwestern railroad's power house w hen Arthur J. Scully dieS at the county hospital. Still another death may be added to the list, as George Gillis is reported worse at St. Luke's hospital. Miss Bessie Curtis is doing millinery work at her home, 1313 Clay street- SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS C. W. Fairchild of Kingman is in the city. The weather puzzles even the weather man. Senator Charles E. Branine of Newton is in the city. Bicycle racing seems to be a thing of the past in Topeka. Invitations to the Twentieth Century Inaugural Fete are out. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Chaney spent yesterday in Kansas City. There are nineteen prisoners In the city jail. Six of them are women. The Tt A. A. is talking of organizing a baseball team for next season. A. L. Williams is recovering from painful siege with an abscess on his jav "Knobs o' Tennessee" will be given matinee and night at "The Crawford" Saturday. A. R. Greene and E. L. Hillis, inspectors of the general land office, were In the city yesterday. Asa Pentgraft was fined $5 in the police court yesterday for disturbing the Sal vation army. The American State Bank of Wichita, capital S50.(rj0 is now doing business. t It 4s a new bank. . The Ad Astra quartette will sing at the Y. M. C. A. mass meeting in tho Audi torium Sunday. F.mpcria people have made extended preparations to show the Topeka Elks a guod time tonight. The Wichita delegation attending the municipal league convention, called In a body on Governor Stanley. Mrs. W. A. Morgan of Cottonwood Falls Is tiie guest of her son. W. Y. Morgan, state printer, for a few days. The workmen are at work on the fourth story of the new addition to the Knights and Ladies of Security building. J. A. Davis, industrial commissioner of the Santa Fe. passed through Topeka last night, en route to the Pacific coast. if. G. Rust, the veteran Santa Fe en gineer, was a schoolmate of the new sena tor from Vermont, W. P. Dillingham. Colonel E. C. Little was a Topeka visi tor between trains yesterday en route from Chicago to his home in Abilene. A carload of apple seedlings for graft ing were sent out of Topeka today from a local nursery, consigned to fax-off Ore gon. Mrs. J. C. McClintock has been elected president of the Y. W. C. A. for the en suing year. Mrs. Chas. F. Spencer, sec retary and Mrs. J. W. Goings, treasurer. This is the first time In many years that the Shawnee county Republican central committee has emerged from the cam paign with a cash balance in the treas ury. "Alice in Wonderland" will be put on at the Grand In the near future by local tal ent. This production was last week put on at the Coates opera house for three mati nees. Fred Van Duyn. a pioneer hotel man, attended the municipal league convention. Mr. Van Duyn manages the Manhattan at Wichita and is a-ssociated in the manage ment of the Carey at the same place. Homeseeker travel through Topeka yes terday was very heavy again. Two sec tions of 5 and 1 were run on the Santa Fe. Over 6"0 homeseekers are reported by the Rock Island to have gone through on their trains. Ministers of all denominations are In terested in the big Y. M. C. A. meeting arranged for Sunday, December PI. They expect the men of their congregations- to be helped by Engineer McClure's wonder ful story. At the request of the Atchison Commer cial club the following Topeka men will attend a meeting there tomorrow night and talk Kansas Kxposition to them. James A. Troutman. Edward Wilder, F. O. Popenoe and H. M. Philips. AVarrants will probably be sworn out in a few days for the arrest of half a dozen colored boys in Tennesseetown, who tresspass with a dozen dogs, on the prop erty of their neighbors and tear up side walks and fences hunting for rabbits. A Topeka man took a thoroughbred Llewellyn setter home last week. Yes terday he went Out to work the dog. At the first shot the dog made a wild run across a field and when last seen, a mile away, was heading for the timber. He is supposed to be still on the run. General Freight Agent H. H. Embry is in Kansas City. Other freight representa tives of Nebraska roads are gathered there meeting with Kansas City shippers, who have a grievance, which they are pre senting today, to the effect that they are discriminated against in reaching Ne braska points w-ith their goods. The following officers of the Topeka Relief corps were elected at a meeting held Tuesday: President, Mrs. Mattie Burris: S. V. P., Mrs. Alice Addis; J. V. P.. Mrs. Anna Traver: treasurer, Mrs. Valeria Gayhart: chaplain. Mrs. Jennie Wilcox; conductor, Mrs. Annabel Morri son. Aldermen Rotert. Wright and Corson, Fire Chief Norman and City Engineer Mc Loon of Kansas City. Kan., came in last night to attend the meeting of the Muni cipal league. The meeting was expected to last two days, but it adjourned last night, so the visitors returned to their homes. To complete preparations for the Y. M. C. A. mass meeting, there will be prelim inary meetings of ail the Christian men of the city next Sunday at 4 p. m. The men of the east dde churches will hold their meeting at the Railroad Y. M. C. A., Fourth and Adams street, and all others at the central department, 117 East Eighth street. M. N. Butler Is going north Into Brown and Nemaha counties on a lecturing tour next week, illustrating with stereopticon views. Temperance views will be a spe cialty, including the "awful Kansas Klon dike with its 23 gambling places. ju-t outside the Soldiers home, largest federal prison in the I'nited States with hundreds of moonshiners, counterfeiters, mail rob bers and the worst criminals in the west. Kansas state prison, Fort Leavenworth and its soldiery." ROCK FELL ON THEM. Three Men Crushed to Death at Au rora, Missouri. Aurora, Mo., Dec. 6. Oliver Berriman, Ocord Moore and James Dodson are dead, and Bob Clevenger and Oscar Elliott are seriously injured as the re sult of a fall of rock in the World Herald mine. A large boulder fell from the roof of the mine crushing the three men beneath it, killing them Instantly. The crew which had just left the mines had discharged some heavy shots and it is thought that this loosened the boulder and caused it to fall. The men killed were all spade hands and were engaged at the time in loading tubs at the head of the drift, some distance, from the main shaft. The injured men will probably recover. Nissley's Newsboys. The newsboys of the city belonging to the organization known as the Nissley Newsboys are requested, to meet at the north steps of the state house on Sat urday, December 8, at 2 o'clock. All the boys should present themselves, as, a group picture will be made. How to Cure Croup. Mr. R. Gray, who lives near Amenta, Duchess county, N. Y.. says: "Chamber lain's Cough Remedy is the best medicine I have ever used. It is a fine children's remedy for croup and never fails to cure." When given as soon as the child becomes hoarse, or even after the croupy cough, has developed, it will prevent the attack. This should be borne in mind and a bot tle of the Cough Remedy kept at hand ready for instant use as soon as these symptoms appear. For sale by all drug gists. Chilean Cabinet Retires. Valparaiso, Chili, Dec. 6. The cabinet has resigned. Mariano Sanchez, (secre tary of the interior, retired because of bad health. To Cure Dyspepsia and Indigestion Take Rex Dyspepsia Tablets. All drug gists are authorized to refund money in any case it fails to cure. Price 50 cents per package. FEWER ELECTIONS. Senator Cubbison Would Have Offi cers Hold One Term of Four Years. J K. Cubbison. of Wyandotte county, Republican senator-elect, proposes a constitutional amendment providing for the election of all state and county offi cers at the same time once every four years, for one term of that duration, which disqualifies all such officers from a second term at any time following their first elevation to the office. This proposition is made by Mr. Cub bison with two purposes in view: First -To extend the term of office by adding two years to the present term and to do away with second termers. Second To abolish the annual elec tions which are now held, and to cut down the now heavy expense. of elec tion it This proposition was submitted to the legislature four years ago when Mr. Cubbison was a member of that body, although a representative of the mi nority. At that time the Populists con trolled both houses. However, Repre sentative Trueblood, of Osage, chairman of the house committee of ways and means, supported - Cubbison's bill, but the Populists divided on the proposition and it failed. "As the law now stands," said Mr. Cubbison, "there Is an election every year in Kansas. Once every four years there is the regular national election. Every two years state officers are chosen, and every fall there is an elec tion for county officers. This frequency of elections entails a large expense, which the taxpayers must meet. "There are 105 counties in the state, and the election expenses run from $1,000 to $3,000, a fair average being $1,500 in each county the state over. This would make a total of $157,500 expended by the state each year for elections. "This includes the printing and dis tribution of ballots, rent of booths, rent of polling places, salaries for judges and clerks of election, special officers to guard the voting places, not to mention the expense which individual candidates are at in hiring carriages and campaign strikers. Then there is also an expense of the various partisan committees, all of which comes from the people, di rectly or indirectly. "It is customary to give state officers a renomination w hen they serve a term of two years. I am in favor of making the terms of the state officers four years, and place them on a level with the country officers so far as the disquali fication .for a second term goes. "Nowadays the completion of one election marks the beginning of prepa rations for the next. The office seekers keep up a continued agitation, as though they believed that the only hope of the country was in their election to some place of trust and salary. This agitation disturbs business. Less than a month ago a prolonged battle was brought to a close. Now we are facing another in municipal affairs. This is true all over the state. The plans of the politicians are now being made for the spring election. Tbat ended, and the county office seekers come in for a sum mer round. So it goes from one end of the year to the other. "One term and no re-election would cause a man to work more for the in terests of the people he represented than for the upbuilding of an organization to insure his renomination and re-election. ."The changes which I suggest will not receive the approval of men who make their living in political campaigns, but the men who pay the expense will favor it I am sure." . Governor Stanley favors changes in the election laws which will do away with so many elections. He also favors the extension of the term of office, one term making a man ineligible for a second. The indications are that Mr. Cubbi son's proposed amendment will be submitted. AN1 OPEN LETTER To Healer Russelle. Topeka, Dec. 6, 1900. Dear Sir: It is with a heart filled with gratitude to you, that I add my testimony to that of the many others who have been cured of their bodily ills, under your treatment. Thirty-six yeari ago I was taken down at Huntsville, Al abama, with rheumatism, which affect ed me all over. During all the many years until the 21st of last month I suffered intensely with excruciating pains I could not sleep at night and in spite of continuous medical treatment I gradually grew worse until 1 became crippled, one of my legs was drawn up and for the past 8 years I hobbled about with much pain and difficulty on crutches. I cannot find words to describe the terrible nusery I suffered. All efforts to relieve my intense suffer ings failed utterly, and I was much worn with constant pain and want of sleep. In this pitiable condition I was taken to Healer Russelle and placed myself under his treatment; the result being wonder ful. My pains which were constant and excruciating began to disappear the very moment he placed his hands upon me. My limbs which were almost useless were infused with new strength, and grew stronger every hour until now I can walk without crutches or cane as well as any one. I have not had an ache or pain since Healer Russelle of 122 V. 6th St., Cor. Jackson placed his hands upon me. I am now. strong and hearty and in perfect health. Many in our city knew of my helpless condition, besides those I would refer all doubters to every comrade of Lincoln Post No. 1 of which I am a member, as w-itnesses of the wonderful cure Healer Russelle has made in my case. My grat itude to him knows no bounds. Respectfully, CHAS. C. BERRY, 116 Monroe Street. COMING DRAMATIC EVENTS. Charles II. Hoyt's success a.? a hum orous writer is due to his ability to see the ludicrous side of commonplace things with which everybody is familiar and present it effectively in skit or farce. All his stage efforts have had a familiar subject, with its humorous side turned out, as the basis for his story. A skit on popular superstitions is the foundation on which he created the funny story of "A Brass Monkey." The revival made this season, With scenery, mechanical effects and costumes con structed after the models of the orig inal production, will be the attraction at the Crawford tonight. Mazie Trum bull plays "Baggage" and Chas. A. Morgan "Jonah." Saw Twenty-Six Heads Fall. Youngstown, O., Dec. 6. Walter Ken nedy, contractor and expert engineer, who. has just returned from completing some contracts In China, said that he saw 26 Chinamen beheaded for no rea son other than that they were in his employ. During the time he was erect ing extensive machinery he was prac tically a prisoner and did not know what moment he would be taken from his work and executed. Sons and Daughters of Justice. A huge big time for all members and friends. Fun, songs, recitations, etc., Friday evening, Dec 7th, 117 East 6th. Come and bring your friends. Have you attended the sale of cloth ing at 420 Kansas avenue? THE LITTLE SICKNESSES Which Grow Into Big Ones. A little cold in the head is a trifle, but if neglected and it hangs on from week to week and gets into the throat and lungs it Is no longer a trifle. It is then no longer a slight cold but the begin ning of chronic catarrh. Do not make the mistake of thinking you have no catarrh because the head and nose appear to be clear. If there Is cough, tickling in the throat, hoarseness or a sense of oppression in the chest you have throat and bronchial catarrh. If the appetite is poor, nausea, gagging and disgust for food, especially in the morn ing, you have catarrh of the stomach. The surest and safest treatment for every form of catarrh is an internal remedy which acts especially on the blood and mucous membranes. Such a remedy is the new catarrh cure, sold everywhere by druggists un der name of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, a medicine in pleasant, convenient tablet form and containing all the best and lat est specifics for catarrh, whether loca ted in nose, throat, bronchial tubes or stomach. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets are composed of Sangulnaria, Guaiacol, Red Gum and similar antiseptics which destroy the germs of catarrh in the blood, and no one who suffers from any form of catarrh and has seen the uselessness of sprays, douches, and powders will ever go back to them after once trying so convenient, pleasant and harmless a remedy as Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, and one which gives relief in so short a time. Even in cases where catarrh has effected the senses of smell and hearing, these tablets accomplish a cure because the blood being cleansed of catarrh germs, the mucous surfaces of the nose and throat no longer clog up the res piratory passages with catarrhal se cretions. All druggists sell full-sized treatments of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets for the nom inal price of 50 cents, and the regular daily use of them will effectually cure this troublesome and dangerous dis ease. NORTH TOPEKA. Items Intended for this column should be left' with the Kimball Printing: com rany. S35 Kansas livenue. Oysters tomorrow night at Congrega tional church. Misses Bessie and Clara Burger are up from lola visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Higgs, of 1522 Quincy street, are the parents of a son, born December 5. Forty pieces twilled cretonne, former price 7J.4 cents, now at 5 cents per yard. New Era Department Store. Edward Fitzer, of 213 West Gordon street, has gone to Kansas City, where he is employed in a mill. Try Du Frane's home-made bread, cake and pie. Also choice groceries. 814 North Kansas avenue. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Groshong, of Meriden, were the guests yesterday of their daughter, Mrs. D. C. Grow, of 1201 Jackson street. Ladies' capes, jackets, taMor-made suits and separate skirts, at greatly re duced prices, at New Era Department Store. We give a coal hod and shovel free with every ton of coal. Full weight and satisfaction guaranteed. C. F. Hawkins, 1012 Xcrth Kansas avenue. It may be well to leave your order for Ouita soon will have car on track from Russelville, Ark., this week. Best grade of Osage City Shaft under shelter dry and clean, but we are not in the hard ware trade. KENT'S KASH KOAL KONCERN. George Harris, who drives a transfer wagon for C. D. Skinner, is confined to his home, 924 Van Buren street, by a sprained ankle. Ladies' heavy fleece lined underwear the 50 cent kind at 37 cents, the 35 cent value reduced to 25 cents. New Era Department Store. Mrs. Will Fluke, who was injured Tuesday by falling down the cellar stairs at her home, has been taken to Stormont hospital for treatment. Mrs. Brown, wife of Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Abi lene, who has been visiting relatives in Holman's addition, has returned home. Miss Mary Rice, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wilbur Hoga boom, of 206 East Gordon street; for the past week, returned today to her home in Eskridge. See Mrs. Courtney before buying your mid-winter hats. All the latest designs in flowers and foliage. Twenty dozen children's kid mittens, warm lined, special at 19 cents per pair. Thirty dozen ladies' kid and mocha mit tens, 50 cent value, at 25 cents per pair. New Era Department Store. Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer were given a most enjoyable surprise party Tuesday evening by a number of their friends at their home, 516 West Gordon street. Early in the evening the guests arrived in two of Mr. Schick's large wagons, bringing with them an abund ant supply of refreshments for the merry crowd. The time was pleasantly spent in games and conversation, and during the evening Mr. George Stone back gave a recitation which was greatly appreciated. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William Schick and son, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stoneback, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kelsey, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Tennison, Miss Regina Schick, Miss Stella Stoneback. Miss Sarah Kroen, Miss Ida Reimer, Miss Minna Rentier, Miss Hall. Mr. Ralph Griff eh, Mr. Lee Deitrieh, Mr. Harry White and Mr. George Stone back. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warnoek and Mr. and Mrs. John Pratt entertained the crowd who composed their fishing party at Wakarusa last summer at a delight ful tacky party last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warnoek, on Polk street. Prizes were given to the tackiest dressed lady and gentleman. Mr. Berry was voted the tackiest looking man, and received a large cake, while Mrs. Heart burg was given a big cake of corn bread for being the tackiest looking woman. A cake walk and a candy pull also afforded much merriment. Miss Perkins was awarded the cake, as she proved to be the most graceful walker. An elegant two-course lap supper consisting of dried peaches and prunes was served, and when the guests had finished this delectable repast the finger bowl, a large galvanized Iron tub, was passed by Mr. Warnoek and Mr. Pratt. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Barber, Mr. and Mrs. William Van Ness, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heartburg, Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Schenck.- Miss Jessie Perkins, and Mr. D. C. Kline. To Prison For Life. Atchison, Kan., Dec. 6. Douglass Reneer, a non-union workman who June last killed Cai T. Oathout and James Burtchett, union workmen, the result of a labor quarrel, was today found guilty of murder in the first degree. His punishment will be life imprisonment. Follow the crowd to the quit business clothing sale, 420 Kansas avenue. FOR STAMPS, 11,000. What the People of Topeka Spent For Postage Last Month. There Is nothing that acta so accurately as a thermometer of the business ot a community as the stamp sales at the post office. When people are doing business through the mails they are doing a good business in the stores. Last month the sale of stamped supplies at the postoffice amounted to 11.8.3u; a year ago the same for the same month amounted to fS.552.H, which shows an in crease of fl.S37.20. The monev order busi ness has increased in about the same pro. portion. Yesterday over $4,oe0 was paid out in that department. Killed by Fall of CoaL Shamokin,. Pa.. Dec, 6. Paul Prebles and Frank Andrews were killed last night by a fall of coal in the LukeFidler mine, owned by the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron company. - - Thetis Is Ready For Business. Ss Francisco, Dec. 6. The revenue cutter Thetis, on which repairs costing $150,000 have just been made in this city, will have her machinery over hauled at the Mare Island navy yard and will go hito commission. The vessel has been largely rebuilt and Is pronounced as good as new. USD MSCELL1E0US IDS. FREE MESSENGER FOR WANTS PCLL a Postal Telegraph-Cable Box, or call by telephone No. 417 and hav your Want Ads brought to Tho State Journal office by free messenger. No chart, to you frr messenger service. Cost of classi fied ads. 5 cents per line of 3ix words to the line and every fraction thereof. ANN OUNCEMENTS. COUNCILMAN J. K. BEITS IS A OAN didate for representative in the Thirty eighth district, comprising the First and Second wards. Oakland ami Tecumseh township, subject to the Republican pri mary, to be field Saturday, December K, from 2 to 7 p. m. SITUATION WANTED. WANTED By young man attending high school, a place to work for board. Address V. S. M., Journal office. WANTED By a woman, work by the day. 1113 Kansus ave. WANTED MALE HELP. MKN to vi present Domestic Med. Co., Iowa City, Iowa. Also advertisers, good salary'. Triumph Co., Dallas, Texas. YOUNG MAN Correspondence Institute of America, St ranton. Fa., will teach, you illustrating free, tuition payable OJ days after position is secured. Write to day for particulars. YOUNG MEN Our illustrated catalogue explains how we teach barber trade In eight weeks: miulcd free. Moier Barber college, St. Louis, Mo. WANTK1 Immediately, a good cook, white girl preferred. No. tii8 West Eighth, st. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED 50 2nd-hand stoves: all kinds household goods bought and sold. Will exchange old goods fornew. W. M. Dlg non. 114 East Fourth st. WANTED Two or three moms furnished for light housekeeping. 275, Journal of fice. WANTKD 500 sets harness, bupgies, wag ons, surries, carts, etc- Newell, H22 Kan. sas ave. WANTKD You to have your old carpets woven into rugs by the Topeka Rug Co. Address Topeka Rug Co., Oakland. JrrRRJNTj-ROMS FOR RENT To a couple, an elegant 2nd floor suite of rooms. Apply lwl Har rison St., corner Tenth. FOR RENT Furnished room, first floor, modem. 623 Madison st- FOR RKNT-Furnished house. Inquire at 4uS Tyler st. FOR RENT Furnished or unfurnished rooms. 1101 Van Buren st. FOR RKNT January 1st. finest hall In city, 704 and 7'i Kansas ave. Inquire of W. W. Manspeaker or Dana C. McVlcar. FOR RKNT One or two unfurnished rooms, cheap: quiet neighborhood. Crtll forenoons or after 6 p. m. 1318 Harrisou. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOJTja FOR SALE A good hard coal base-burner, lluti Polk st. FOR SALE Good family mare. &31 To peka ave. FOR SALE 10-horse vertical boiler, all trimmings complete and In good order; or will trade fcr good horse. Geo. C. Skinner, North Topeka, FOR SALR Al milch cow, $3S.0O. 1116 West Sixth ave. FOR SALE Old established bakery. Ad dress "Baker," this office. FOR SALE Soft coal stove. In good con dition. 101 Clay st. FOR SALE Family horse, -weighs 1 I' pounds; also set tinner's tools. 327 Fill more st. FOR SALEA fine family horse, a surry and harness. 1254 Clay st. FOR SALE Household goods at 1027 Clay street. FOR SALE Handsome new roller-tnp of fice desk. Address 115 Western ave. FOR SALE Two $500 shares Aetna Loan ten-year stock; two years paid up. Will sell for amount paid In. Address "Aetna," care Journal. CLAIRVOYANT. SPIRIT WORLD Those wishing to hear from leved ones and receive other valu able information, pat. present and fu ture, business ventures, etc., will call on Mrs. Janctte Fuller, 424 Madiison street. HAIR OOODS SWITCHES. CHAINS. WIGS: your own design to crdr. Stlllman's Freckle Cream. Mrs. Hattle Van Vleck. 220 JS. 6th. WATCHES cleaned, 75c: clocks. Znc: naln pprinps. 75c; crystals. 10c. Cash paid for old gold or silver. All work guaranteed. Old jewelry exchanged for new. If h-S up, see Uncle bum, bit Kaniai avenue. FOR SALE REAL ESTATE. FOR SALL I1 lots, best location, on car lln-. rat cf colleee, 2 Htory 6 room lions. Kd r"o'", l:ire cistern with pump, idee srd, lim 4 sidewalk. Great lar(t:ilr f..r Imt-iedUt sale. ' J. K. TOTIHINOToN. ley Wi st hlxth A ve. FOR SALE On payments. ent front 1?- rooni house, I'illniore, ri'-ar Twfif! Ii, fit. location, paved street, barn, sewer ani cistern, pood repair. New cottaee on Huntoon enr line. Twelve acres land tlor'h nMe. Kluhty acre farm. Osaro county. Three lots, Lincoln, m-.ir Fifth. Seren-roTon hems, two lot-. l'nrUdd. t bargain, with rniall ca.sU payment If Pik1.! at once. F. J. BROWN. 57 Columbian lililr. MISCELLAN EOUS. GASoI.INI-; S'i'uVl'S prTmip'.y rleurievi aiid repaired. )W l-.nt LinIiUi st. FOR P.KXT-Th A!l:'ti fa -.. For tern addreB J. Chubb. , 1 i o t. Kn. PKiiRIA OAKS AKL Kutftt Eighth wt. iii; iitsT-M .' 1 i LOST AND FOUND. LOST On Kansa n ci.vie. between Th'id and KiKhth, Kold lroo h. J; tnrn f r reward to 11. Lawlor, J Bust bi-th i. DRESSMAKING. WANTFD Presses to make at $.1.00 1. from now until 'hrfsi uia-jj. Mi'.-. C:i;'H, Golt, 310 West Sixth tl. MILLINERY. PARI.OU M1LLLNKKV. MIS3 BKSSIB CUK'i'iri, lola CLAY ST. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. T D. 11 CM i'H It KTsTXTwyen HonTH Columbian bul.dli,. " SPECIALISTS, DR. C. II. RI'ir.OR, Plwaf r.f th Kmi, Throat and Luntfs. 106 Kausan avenue. STOCK WINTERED. WANTKD Horses to wlnfr. H. W Mr. At'ee, 616 Kansa-i. 1'urrn 'phone I 2 r,i s. WA NTKD Mo! Mock to nl. r; plenty; of feed. H. Chalmers, Tecum.seh. WANTKD Horse 3 to winter In the conn. try; no barbed wire. Apt ly at Liver Barn, f.L'l Western ave., or Tab phone 7 Frank Fleming. j&LATjrjRESS MATTRKSSKS mndn to order and clean. ed; feathers cleaned, bought and sold. Drop me a card. T. V. l'i Kelt, jli K in. s:is ave. Cabinet Work, upholstcl tug ; ehuw cases. FLORISTS. MRS. J. R. TIAOUn, Florist, diice.mor ti R. J Groves, bl7 Kami ave. Phone (Mi. CUT FLOWKH3 and 1c,ral design s Hayes', 107 West Eighth t- 'Phone fcSa. PAVING. THK OFFICKof the Capital City Vltrln't Brick and Pav'ng Co.. hue been remove! to IPs West Eij,lUh btrt. PHOTOS. ANY STYLK PHOTO MAM ANT ph'ce, any time, dnyor nluht. Nlchoie' Studio. 7l)8 Kaneas avenue, STORAGE. MKROHANTS' TRANSFER STOK ()n Co., packs, snipe m nil uterem I, . useful I goods. Tel. t'lurence tskiunt-r, i till st. I ... .. J BICYCLES. TOPEKA CYCLE CO.. 112 WoMlitI Tel. 7uo. Bicycles and sundries; bii'vcle and taudeuix for rent; repe.irhig of ell kinds. U. 8. CYCLE CO.. 118 K. Kth xt. Ntl-n and Luiou bicyclce. tiundrie-M, repair. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. LTRYlcTriM ! rC, ' OFFICE -''J residence ci.rner Gordon t., and Central ave.. North Topeka. '1 horn 214. Usee tne HrliikerhorT yst-m of rcrml treatment, a successful and painleHR tr.-t. n.ent for puea, lunula. Uefcure, uiceruUori. etc. IDA C. BAhNEU. M. D-. Office 732 Kansas ave. Residence Thtr. teenth ami Clay. Office hours: 9 a. i , 14 11 a. ri.. and 3 p. in., to 6 p. m. T?lepbo 6: residence anu lt office. DR. EVA HARDING. Homeuputhlet. l- Kauxeu ave. Telephone 4J2. PATENTS. COMsTOCK IIOREN, , latent Solicitors. Offices: r.oi-en Bik.. HH Kansas . FRKL Our pew handbook on ptit.nt, Fischer Thorpe, pafnf lxwycrn anf solicitors. Junction l.Idfc., Ninth ai.d .Vulqi gts., Kansas City, Mo. Tel. "Union lis." STAMPS, SEALS AND STENCIL' THE J. C. DARLING CO.. 734 Kun. Av. p.ubber stamps. br.iFs ht,d aluminum traoe checks. I'rictbluw. Catalogue. Iree, 11. i.a-S. JEWELERS. JAM KS B. HAY'DKN, Jeweler n1 Op'l clan. Complete stock t-f wtc!-. oi. monds, silverware, etc. Kyea examlnoj and spectacles properly fitted. MONEY. TO LOAN Money on Tcpckn r. al tit". Pay back monthly. Low interest rm m. Shaoi nee Building imil Ioan A odn t ion. See Eastman, ut 115 West Slxih street. MONKY TO T.o N rn live sf -.ck. piano., or ms, tpewrlf i, hou e Id goo a 1 i 1 peraonal security. L. lUscoe, 5Z4 Kan. WK LOAN MO.NKV on valuables. Kansas ave. MACHraEsnOP3. WANTKD Gut s t repolr or exchai 01 new ones. Kaaors ground. ";-.. deta Rule" Machine works, bit Kansas are. MAGNETIC HEALING. RU Monroe, trmUlalf of I he America a Institute cf Science. Consultation free. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. TO WHOM IT MM' niM'KPN'-Mv nr.. plication for a p-tinit to nil into i--., . lug liitior, according to l.iw. ut t4 I, .10. sils avenue. Ill III" Second w.ird of 1 1 city of Topik-i. I-- now on li;e iu tl, .!. fiee of tile prob:iie 1n,lt:i of l-'li.iwn1 countv. Kansas, The lieiinr of the Is set for Moiid:i, at : 01 lock a. lu. December 3lst, 1wj. J. 11K.N lUi. 1 IX is