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Mrs. Thorpe's Christmas Was
One Day Late.
Little Ones Were No Less Anx
ious JioTreTer.
Wagon Loads of Candy and Toys
The Supply of Drums Was Soon
There was more real Joy, more happy
heartbeats, in the police matron's
rooms this morning when the poor chil
dren were given their Christmas pres
ents, than there was in all the churches
and well furnished homes of Topeka on
Christmas day.
The poor children were there in force.
They had no Christmas tree and there
was no Panta Claus with heavy cloth
ing and a false face with a long, white
beard, hut the presents were there and
a number of kind-hearted women took
the little ones in charge and saw that
thev pot toys and books and candy, all
of which are very dear to the little
hearts cf the poor children, who seldom
if ever before knew what Christmas
meant, except to watch hungrily the
children who were more fortunate play
with toys and nibble sweets purchased
bv the "rich" parents.
The little children began to arrive at
the station early this morning, although
thev had been informed that the door
would not be opened until 10 o'clock.
They were afraid that they would be
late, and that the best toys ana mayDe
all the books and candy would be gone.
The door was. opened long before 9, for
Mrs. Thorpe could not keep the little
ones out in the cold; besides, many of
the ladies who helped wait on tne cnu
dren were on hand, so the children's
Christmas opened early.
There were toys enough for all, and
the supply of candv held out, notwith
standing the liberal amount given to
each little one. As fast as the children
came in they were taken in hand by
the ladies and were given dolls and
toys. They were then taken to the next
room, where the books and pretty pic
ture cards were kept. After they had
all they could conveniently carry they
were given candy and started out the
front way. They got to coming so fast
that it was necessary to hold them on
the stairs for awhile and then usher
them in squads to the rooms.
Ail the little girls wanted dolls and
they got them, and the boys wanted
toys, and they got them. Sometimes
they did not get exactly what tney
wanted, but they always got a substi
tute, which seemed to please them as
well, if their bright, smiling- faces meant
anything and it does in a child. A
little bed in which was a, doll was the
envy of every little girl, but it was a
(special present for one of the girls of
the sewing school, and they could only
feast their eyes upon it. One little girl
who could not wait to be helped took
the bed and doll and started away with
it. but she was brought back and given
two- dolls and some trinkets in place
of it.
"Say. Mrs. Thorpe," said a little fel
low, "I don't want no candy and no
books and no toys. I want a doll
dressed in white." The doll was found
at once.for the supply of dolls was un
limited, and the little codger went away
One little fellow who was bo fat that
he almost waddled got in early and de
manded the only rocking horse. He got
It and his little sister got a baby buggy
with a doll to nut in it. Their pockets
were full of candy and they stood at the
foot of the stairs in front of the station
for some time looking in open mouthed
wonder at their beautiful presents. The
little boy's arms would not reacn
around the horse and he was too small
to carrv it, but he resented any offer of
help and hugged his Christmas present
until his mother came and took them
There were all sorts and conditions of
children and in some cases where the
children were too small to go alone the
mothers accompanied them and were
allowed to help select the presents. One
woman came in with three little ones
and she had a hard time keeping them
together in the crush. Her hands were
large and red, denoting the wash tub.
and her voice was harsh and high. The
children would cling to her skirts, only
letting gj to take hold of some present
which the ladies would offer them.
"When they got out of the front door
there was a sign cf tears in the wo
man's eyes and her cry of "Johnny, let
Willie's things alone," did not frighten
the young one in the least, for he tug
(red away at a horse on wheels which
his brother had and which he seemed to
prefer to his own.
One little tot whose hands were cold
was given a pair of mittens and two
dolls and a real woolly sheep. She back
ed in behind the stove and stood gaz
ing in rapture at her presents. "I dot
nuver doll to home name Dora," she said
as she showed her wealth to an admir
ing little friend. "Is you dot a doll yet?"
Th other was given a doll and toys and
ihey were carried out by grown sisters
fully eight years old.
The supply of drums did not last long
for almost all of the boys asked for a
drum when they were given a prefer
ence. One boy was standing in the hall
waiting his turn when a boy came out
carrying a drum. "Dang it, there goes
that drum an' I bet they hain't anothpr
in there," he growled, but there was and
ho got a drum.
Some of the boys were inclined to be
hoegish and after going through and
down the front stairs they would hide
their presents and go back again. They
were detected and put out before they
got another supply.
Almost 400 children called at the sta
tion for their Christmas and not one
was snt away empty handed. They
could be sien along the sidewalks where
they would sit down and inspect the
toys and eat the candy. A great many
dolls were sent to little girls who were
unable to be there themselves, and
many toys were carried to little brothers.
Mrs. Thorpe seemed to know all the
children and the children certainly all
knew Mrs. Thorpe. She was every
where looking after the little ones and
directing the work.
It was a grand success if making lit
tle children happy is a success and it
apparently gave as much pleasure to
the ladies who assisted in the work as It
did to the little ones. Both the children
and the ladies will remember this
Christmas for years. Even if it did
come a day late it brought happiness
and joy to little hearts that may not
know it again.
A Kentucky Christmas.
H.-mkinsville, Ky., Dec. 2fi. At Carl.
Christmas evening, Robert Morris shot
and killed Marion Henderson, who was
advancing on him with two pistols. Mor
ris escaped. The tragedy was the result
of a frud between lt-sding families and
further bloodshed is expected. Ten years
aeo Lem Morris wounded Cush Hender
son, and a year later Jack Henderson
UUd Lem Morris. ,
Meeting of State Teachers fit the
The morning trains today were crowded
with teachers coming to Topeka to at
tend the Kansas State Teachers' associa
tion meetings.
The three days session will be opened
this evening with a programme in the
new Auditorium. The principal address
will be made by Governor Stanley in
welcoming the teachers to the eltv. The
response will be made by D. F. Shirk of
Cottonwood Palls.
Following i3 the programme for this
evening and tomorrow:
Music Modoes.
Prayer The Rev. P. W. Emerson.
Address of welcome Governor W. E.
Response D.' P. Shirk, Cottonwood
Music Solo, aria, from "Elijah" (Men
delssohn), Mrs. John A. Kleinhans.
Presiunita address E. T. Pairchlld,
Music Solo. "A May Morning" (Deuza),
Miss Jsie M. Tinton.
jvinsie iiss lipton.
9:15 lecture. - The Educative Power of
literature, ur. Arnold Tompkins, Chi
cago. 1;:!5 Music.
10:25 "The School and Bookless Homes,'
Superintendent W. M. Davidson, Topeka
io:4u (jruneral uiscussion, three-minute
11:06 rhat Our Schools Accomplish
iui uu -Liii.era.iure, jaura J. xmiey,
11:25 General discussion, three-minute
tyeei' nes.
11:45 Klection of members of nominat
ing committee.
Notice The members from the First
congressional district will meet in the
southwest corner of the hall; those from
the Second in the northwest corner; those
"" me uuru m the southeast corner;
those from the Fourth in the northenst
corner: those from the Fifth in front of
me speaners desk:: those from tne Sixth
in the east gallery: those from the Sev
enth in the west gallery.
The reoort Of tllP tiiiTninntltia- pflmmif.
tee will be made on Thursday at the close
uitue morning session.
Notes Kverv snpakpp ia e-vruarfrf1 t nr.n
fine himself to the time allotted on the
pi'ifii amine.
Throughout the programme discussion
of papers i open to all the members of
the association.
Oejl discussion open to all members
of the association.
Mra. Astor Playa Part of Millionaire
New Tork, Dec. 26. Mrs. Astor last
night at her home, No. S42 Fifth avenue,
gave a dinner at which as guests were
William K. Vanderbilt and his nephew,
young Cornelius, who was practically
disinherited by his father, the late head
of the Vanderbilt clan, for marrying
Grace Wilson against his parents'
Mrs. Astor has always been friendly
with the entire Vanderbilt family, and
has been especially so with the young
Cornelius Vanderbilts. for it will be ic
membered that Mrs. Vanderbilt is a sis
ter of her son-in-law, M. Orme Wilson.
It is, therefore, believed that her pur
pose is to heal the family breach caused
by young Mr. Vanderbilfs marriage.
Teacher Makes High School Girls
Take Them Off
Flushing, Ij. I., Dec. 26. The girls of
the basketball team of the Flushing high
school find that reforms do sometimes go
backward even dress reform. Thev
were forced to this conclusion when Miss
Katherine M. Peck, their director of
physical-training, made them discard
the bloomers with which they had play
ed their fascinating game, after watch
ing a particularly lively display of hos
iery in a game in the gymnasium.
Miss Peck offered the basketball Dian
as some comfort in the shape of permis
sion to wear the rainy-day skirt. She
approves heartily of tennis and basket
ball for her young women if thev will
wear the prescribed short skirt, which is
to cease to be a little below the knee
They cite the facts that bloomers are
considered good form at Vassar, Eryn
Mawr, Smith and other colleges, and
claim the short skirt renders playing ex
tremely difficult.
Closed His Shell and Killed Kodent
That Tried to Eat Him.
Freehold, X. J.. Dec. 26. James Mil
ler, of Seabright, has discovered a queer
species of live rat trap. It is a large,
hard clam, between the open shells of
which was tightly grasped a rat.
It is supposed that the clam had been
lying in the sun with its shell opened,
and that when the rat attempted to
make a dinner of the clam, his clamship
shut its shell on the rat's head. The
clam was still living when found, but
the rat was dead, and the sand about it
showed evidences of a struggle on the
part of the little animal to free itself
from the clutch of the bivalve.
Councilman George B. Minton, of Sea
bright, photographed the freak.
But For a Death It Would Have Been
a Quartette.
Snow Hill, Md.. Dec 26. There will
be the triple wedding today of the three
daughters of William Purnell, at his
home, Queponco, Worcester county.
The three ceremonies will be per
formed by the same clergyman, at the
same hour. The couples are as follows:
Miss Mary J. Purnell to Ernest E. Bur
bage; Miss Lizzie L. Purnell to John D.
Itayne; Miss Georgia Purnell to Wil
liam E. Timmons.
It was intended to have a quartette
marriage, but the intended husband of
the fourth daughter was accidentally
killed while gunning a few days since.
She Was Burned to Death, and Little
Boy is Held.
Jersey City, N. J.. Dec. 2. Eight-year-old
Joseph Bunsby of 5 Henderson
street, is a prisoner in police headquar
ters, accused of having caused the death
of Maugie Kaleria, aged 5 years, of 522
Henderson street. A bonfire had been
built opposite Bunsby's home last night
and the children of the neighborhood
gathered about it. Maggie Faieria was
close to the tire, and suddenly she was
enveloped in flames.
A man who was passing wrapped the
child in his coat, extinguishing the blaze.
She died in the night. The police learned
today that Bunsby pushed the girl into
the tire and his arrest followed.
Washington Out of It
Washington, Dee. 26. Inquiry at the
state department develops the fact that
no application has been filed there for
the extradition to Cuba of Charles J.
Thompson, arrested in Detroit for forg
ery committed in Cuba. It is assumed
by the officials that the governor of
Michigan has sought to treat this case
as an interstate matter, as was done in
the earlier stages of the Neely case.
There is precedent for this applica
tion. About a year ago the New Or
leans authorities surrendered an alleged
forger to the Cuban authorities upon
their requisition. In that case also the
papers passed directly between the
state officials and the Cuban govern
ment, and the state department did not
grant the requisition. It will not inter
fere in this case unless the matter is
forced upon it by counsel.
We start today closing out our Entire stock of Winter Clothing and Furnishing Goods. We have by far the largest stock
in the city, and while we had an immense Holiday trade, still our stock is by $20,000 too large or more than we should have
now. Odds and Ends at your own price. Nothing reserved, but everything goes at prices to make them sell.
$10.00 Covert
Men's Worsted
$2.00 Panta,
$1.50 I
Men's Silkeline Ini
tial Handkerchiefs,
3 for 25c
Boys' Black Cat
3 for 25o
i p nil
Boys' stylish CJQ rtC
Top Coats. .ipUmuU
Miss Pearlade Prescott (rave an en
joyable dinner party Tuesday in honor
of her guest, Miss Harriet B. Reynolds,
of Kansas City. The table was pret
tily decorated with red carnations and
Christmas greens. The puepts for din
ner were Miss Reynolds, Mr. John Davis,
Mr. Fluke, Mr. Fogle of Kansas City,
Mr. Fred Colver and Mr. H. Ij. Robin
son. A number of other guests were in
vited In, and an Informal musleale in
Joyed. Miss Reynolds is a finished mu
sician, and this was a delightful oppor
tunity for Miss Prescott's friends to
hear her. Among the guests present in
the afternoon, in addition to those be
fore mentioned, were Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Metzler, Mr. and Mrs. C. S.
Downing, Miss Alice Prescott, Mis3
Anna Nellis, Mr. Duther Nellis, Mr.
Otis Allen, and Mr. Ed Arnold
The Commisceo Club.
The Commisceo club gave an enjoy
able Christmas dancing party last even
ing at Hudson's hall. The music was
good, the attendance large, and every
thing conspired to make the affair
pleasant. Punch was served during the
Those who danced were: Mr. and Mrs.
John Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Will
Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Figg,
Miss Crissa Tuttle of Kansas City, Miss
Venice Whitney, Miss Agnes Walsn,
Miss Julia Coyne, Miss Sheahan, Miss
Jennie Moore, Miss Edna Steele, Miss
Edna Millice, Miss Dora Tuckerman,
Miss Ada Simmons, Miss Lela Hord,
Miss Grace Norria, Miss Gertrude Good
rich, Miss Julia Chute, Miss Mollie
Goodwin, Misa Eleanor Colcord. Miss
Eda Smyth, Miss Katherine Ernich,
Miss Maud McKibben, Miss Theresa
Krause, Miss Mabel Horton. Miss Mar
garet Summers, Mr. Glen Hatfield, Mr.
Charles Decker and Mr. Will Thute of
Kansas City, Mr. Charles Sheahan of
Des Moines. Ia., Mr. Gus Mackey, Mr.
Newton Alden, Mr. Lem White, Mr. Ab
Torrence, Mr. Cephas Wingett, Mr. H.
C. Goodrich. Mr. Fred Goodrich, Mr.
Clyde Funchess, Mr. Maurice Stevenson,
Mr. Will Frisby, Mr. Charles Smythe,
Mr John Buchanan, Mr. Court Smith,
Mr. F. L. Heyden, Mr. Harry Trivoli,
Mr. Fred Tuckerman and Mr. C. I.
Notes and Personal Mention.
Mis Irene Horner is spending the
holidays in Topeka with her parents.
Miss Ethel Leeke.of Pennsylvania, who
is now visiting in Kansas City, is ex
pected in Topeka soon to visit Mrs. H.
M Philips. Miss Leeke visited in To
peka last season and made many
friends while here.
Mr A C. Davis and son Wrillard and
Mrs A. H. Cnnnelly of Kansas City are
the guests of Mrs. James B. Hayden, on
Van Buren street.
Mr and Mrs. T. F. Doran and little
-. , T.,v,tno Diwnt Christmas in
Lawrence with Mrs. B. W. Woodward
and family.
Earl Case is spending a few days In
Mis Florence Miner, of Ottawa, is in
the city visiting her uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Miner, for a week.
. . . . 1 1 -nt Patpr rf Tola. Kan.,
and Miss Alda E. Thompson were mar
ried Tuesday, uecemuei " ,X.
home on Western avenue. Owing to the
sudden death of Mr. Peter's mother, the
wedding was a very ouiet one. 1 rie
bride is a sister of Mr. William and Mr.
Nathan Thompson of the court of ap-
PMrj David Mulvane and Miss Virgi
line Mulvane have issued Invitations for
a reception Friday afternoon, January 4.
Misa Katherine Wood of Plattsmouth,
Neb . is spending the holidays in To
peka with Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Counter-
mM?ss Ethel Fox left today fv a week's
visit in Agency and St. Joe, .fo.
Mrs. J. P- Howe gave a delightful
luncheon Tuesday in honor of her guests,
Mrs M P. Davis of Kansas City, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Pope of Carhondale.
Miss Fay Engle went to Herington to
day to spend the remainder of the hol
idays with friends.
Miss Lalla Hawkins of Kansas City
is in Topeka, visiting her aunt, Miss
Halstead, at 520 Harrison street.
Miss Vendla Johnson will entertain
the Jovial Sextette club and their
friends at a watch party New Tear's
Miss Bernice Healy entertained a
number of her little friends at a Christ
Irish Frieze
Covert Overcoats
$5.00 Pants,
Corduroy Pants,
Boys' Fleeeed-lined
Sleeping Garments,
Bovs' Heavy
Fleeced Underwear,
Men's Union
Men's Leather
Suit Cases,
Boys' Winter Knee
Pants, 19o
Boys' Long Pants,
House Coats, Bath Robes,
Lounging Robes
at Slaughter Sale Prices.
mas tree party Tuesday evening.
Mr. Otto Horacek and Miss Ottie G.
Stanfield were married Monday, Decem
ber 24, at ten a. m. at the residence of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L.
Stanfield, on Quiney street. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. H. C. Ott
of the English Lutberan church. Mr.
and Mrs. Horacek went to Kansas City
for a week's visit with relatives.
Mr. Giles A. Seevers and Miss Emma
Dreisbach were married this morning
at the home of the bride's parents at 213
Harrison street. Rev. J. D. Countermine
Miss Edith Mather of Creston, Iowa,
and Mr. W. L. Kellog of Sioux City,
low ,aleft this morning for their homes
after spending Christmas in Topeka
with their uncle, Mr. E. C. Bard and
Mrs. Osmer Parrish and daughter Fay
have gone to Holton, Mo., to visit rela
tives for a week or two.
Mr. and Mrs. George Goddard return
ed to their home in Emporia today.
Mr. Frank Cain has returned to Cha
nute after a two days' visit with To
peka friends.
Mrs. Minnie Schoffer and little nephew
"Wilson Cummings of Howard are spend
ing the holidays in Topeka with Mrs.
Bertha Cummings.
Mr. B. M. Mead will leave Thursday
for his home in Chillicothe, 111., after
a visit with Mr. Charles Short and
Engraved wedding invitations and
cards. Adams Bros., 711 Kansas avenue.
Big Shake-up in Officials on Lines
West of Pittsburg.
Philadelphia, Dec. 26. At a meeting
of the directors of the Pennsylvania
which controls the lines of the Pennsyl
vania railway west of Pittsburg held
here today the office of fourth vice pres
ident which was abolished In 1897 was
re-established. L. F. L. Loree, the as
sistant general manager, was elected to
the office. G. L. Potter, general super
intendent of motive power, was appoint
ed to succeed Mr. Loree. The position
of general superintendent of motive
power was not, filled.
The general engineering departments
of the Pennsylvania and the Pan Handle
were consolidated. Thomas Johnson of
the Pan Handle was appointed consult
ing engineer of both companies. Thomas
Rodd, chief engineer of the Pennsyl
vania company was made chief engineer
of both companies. Robert Trimble,
formerly principal assistant engineer of
the Pennsylvania company was appoint
ed principal assistant engineer of both
R. F. -Smith, present superintendent
of the voluntary relief department of
the Pennsylvania company, who will
be retired on a pension January 1, will
be succeeded by Frank C. Thayer. G. L.
Peck was appointed general superin
tendent of the southwest system to suc
ceed John F. Miller, who will be retired
on a pension. W. C. Cushing was ap
pointed superintendent of the Pittsburg
division to succeed Mr. Peek.
James McCrea, first vice president of
the Pennsylvania, will be in charge of
the executive department of both roads.
J. A. Wood will have charge of the
traffic department and Mr. Loree will
be in' charge of transportation. J. T.
Brook will have charge of the treasury,
law and real estate departments. This
is a change in the executive department
of the road and is for the purpose of
establishing a closer alliance between
the two companies.
Topeka Star to Be Seen Tonight in
Her Own Play.
Miss Esther Cuff, whose stage name
is "Rujaero," the Topeka actress who
presents her own play, "A Broken
Heart," at the New Crawford this even
ing, arrived in this city early this
morning and went to the home of her
mother, Mrs. Anna Cuff, 213 Clay street.
Will S. Rising, who is Jack Torrence,
a wandering minstrel, in Miss Rujaro's
play ,and her leading man, Is not un
known to Topeka audiences. He is a
member of the Elks, and a social' ses
sion is being arranged for him at the
Elks lodge rooms tonight. A delegation
of Emporia Elk's are coming to Topeka
to witness the exemplification of some
of the degrees in the order, and will
participate in the social session.
"A Broken Heart" is a melodrama full
of exciting scenes and climaxes.
Personally Miss Rujaero is most
charming. Gifted with an unusual
amount of feminine charm, she has a
magnetic stage presence that carries
the audience with her every utterance,
gesture and pose. As "Marcel, the bad
woman " she is said to reach the acme
of perfection in her vivid portrayal of
a heartless, cruel, sinful woman, and
followed by the pathetic scene "The
Rock of Ages," it ia claimed is one of
the daintiest pieces of stage realism,
and shows the inevitable end of a life
of shame.
Big Foreclosure Suit
The Knickerbocker Trust company has
filed a foreclosure suit in the I. nited
States circuit court against the Argentine
Water and Light company. The mortgage
held bv the company amounts to Slsq.wo
j 1 ranciTrAr K annnmt-
ed for the company and that the present
owners De 1 rumr - "t-
posing of any of the property until the
suit is settled.
$5.00 and $6.00
Men's Suits,
Raglan Overcoats
1.25 Hats,
$1.50 Hats,
Men's Heavy
Winter Caps,
Men's and Boys'
Flannel and Embroidered
Night Shirts,
Boys' and Men's Heavy
Sweaters, 45 0
Wagon Load of
Neckwear, 25o
Ralph Priddy returned today from a
trip to the Territory.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Antrim Visited
relatives at Elmont yesterday.
Ha rley Hamilton has returned to Kan
sas City after a short visit to his par
ents. Mrs. M. A. Miller has gone to Hopa,
Kan., to spend the remainder of the hol
idays. Miss Neala Chipman has gone to Sil
ver Lake where she will visit friends
dur ing the holidays.
Knots Withers went to Kansas City
yesterday to spend the holidays visiting
Mr. Winegarden and family.
Charles Lukens and son Roy oE Roch
ester will go to Kansas City this even
ing with several cars of cattle.
Captain and Mrs. Morris of Hoyt were
the guests Christmas day of Mra. Morris'
mother, Mrs. Hanley of Topeka avenue.
Misses Ethel and Evelyn Smith of 1101
Monroe street spent Christmas visiting
their parents at their farm near Grant
ville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson of Ar
rington. Kan., are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Stovall of 1319 Harrison
Miss Lida Vernon returned to her
home in Salina Monday after a visit to
Miss Lou Dell McMaster of 916 Jackson
The special meetings at the Central
Avenue Christian church will commence
this evening. They will be conducted by
W. H. Scrivener.
Miss Beulah Leeman of Council Grove
is visiting her aunts, Mrs. S. L. Court
ney and Misses Nora and Mildred Phil
lips at their home 813 Quincy street.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Nystrom and lit
tle daughter Claudia of Kansas City,
Kan., arrived yesterday to spend a few
days visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Nystrom of 1019 Jackson street.
Inventory . Sale One week from today
we begin taking inventory and we find
it easier to count money than to measure
or count goods and will make prices
that will move them. Come and see.
The pupils of the Rochester school en
joyed a treat Christmas eve at the
school house. A tree loaded with pop
corn and candy was the principal at
traction and after the conclusion of a
pleasing programme these gifts were
distributed by Mr. Near who had been
asked to impersonate Santa Claus.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Summers enter
tained at a family dinner yesterday
about o0 relatives being present. Just
before the guests were seated at the ta
ble Willie Stock took a picture of the
table which was loaded with all the
good things that go to make up a Christ
mas dinner. The out of town guests
were: Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer of Alliance,
Ohio, and Mrs. Stergom of Salem, Ohio
Among the presents received by the host
and hostess was a handsome rocking
chair. (
North Topeka was the scene of a dar
ing and successful robbery last night
when the home of Dr. Samuel Ashmore,
832 Jackson street, was entered and over
J275 in bills stolen. Dr. Ashm'ore's house
is situated one block west of the avenue
on the southeast corner of Jackson and
Laurent street. At this corner is an
electric light which shines directly into
their bedroom, which is on the second
floor. The room has a large window on
the north and it was through this win
dow that the thief was supposed to
have entered, as finger prints could be
seen on the window ledge. It is the
opinion of the doctor that he and his
wife were chloroformed as Mrs. Ash
more is usually a light sleeper but last
night she was not disturbed and the
first intimation she had of any trouble
was this morning when she awakened
feeling ill. and also finding the doctor's
clothes, which had been left hanging
up, scattered over the floor. The thieves
or thief had searched the clothes and
taken twenty dollars in bills from the
trousers pocket, leaving some silver and
a valuable watch and chain. A pocket
book containing $360 was taken from
under Mrs. Ashmore's pillow. Some
loose change in anoher purse on the
dresser and her jewelry were untouched.
In the hurry c-f leaving the room the
robber dropped $95 Inside the tindow
and these bills were found there this
morning. In the yard was also found
the empty pocketbook.
About fifty guests assembled at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Markley in High
land Park Christmas night to witness
the marriage of Miss Jessie Norris and
Mr. Wrill Glenn of North Topeka, which
took place at 8 o'clock. The house was
elaborately decorated with evergreens,
holly, autumn leaves and cut flowers.
In the front parlors the leaves were used
while in the back parlor the colors were
green and white and in the music room
red and green predominated. The cere
mony was performed in the bay win
dow of the back parlor, the Rev. W. B.
Hutchinson of the North Topeka Bap
tist church officiating. The bridal party
stood on a white rug, and a high bank
ing of palms formed an effective back
ground. As Miss Belle Norris of Hol
ton sounded the first notes of the
Lohengrin Bridal Chorus the bride and
groom, preceded by the bridesmaid.
Miss Bertha Wizer, and groomsman,
Mr. Will Shirley of Kansas City, enter
ed the parlor. The bride wore a pretty
costume of white batiste. The waist
was made with a yoke and silk fichu
and the skirt which was en train was
trimmed with a wide flounce. She car
ried 22 carnations, one for each year of
her age. The bridesmaid was attired in
a. dainty gown of white orfcandy and
Boys' Suits,
Men's Plush
Winter Caps,
Men's Suits,
Men's Imported
Clay Worsted
Suits, $10.00
Heavy Underwear,
25 o
Men's 4 -ply
Linen Collars,
3 for 25o
Men's 75o White
Laundried Shirts,
Jersey Gloves,
Men's Black Irish Friece Ulsters, S4.00
Boys', same quality, S2.50
The Largest Stock to Select
from. Mail orders given
prompt attention.
7(1 Kansas Ave,
t We extend the State Teachers Association
Christmas greeting, and a cordial invitation to
Complimentary to the Association we offer this week
Special stationery and accommodations for
those wishing to write notes and letters.
Our Stock the Largest,
Prices lower than the Lowest
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711 Kansas Ave.
lA Y4mA
(Succeor to J. 5. Eproat.)
Telephone 252. 112 East Sixth Street
2 lbs. good Biiik Coffee 25c
Fancy Patent Flour, per sack. $1 .00
Straight Pat. Flour, per sack.. 95c
Country Butter, per pound 15c
Pint jar Baking; Powder 20c
25c can C. P. B. Powder 20c
Uneeda Biscuits, pound 4c
6 lbs. Navy Beans 25c
Rice, per pound 5c
C!i8 Oil, per bottle 15c
Fresh Olives, per quart 50c
20 lbs. Sal. Soda, 25c
8 lbs. Laundry Starch 25c
I gallon Jumbo Pickles 15c
Cream Cans 35c
also carried -white carnations. At the
conclusion of the ceremony the guests
were seated in the dining room where a
course supper was served. The decora
tions of the dining room -were preen and
red. Red ribbons were hung from the
chandelier to each corner of the table.
On the table waa a handsome batten
burg centerpiece on which stood a van
of fragrant red carnations. Mr. and
Mra Markley were assisted in receiving
the guests by Mrs. Givens and Mies
Lillie Markley. The present which
$4.00 Boys'
Men's $15.00
Men's Oxford
Lounging Robes,
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711 Kansas Ave,
711 Kansas Ave. t
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Dinner Pails 25c
Clothes Pins, per dozen Ic
Clothes Wringers $1.25
17 lbs. Best Gran. Sugar . . - $ 1 .03
Wool Soap, per box IC:
2 3-ib. cans Table Peaches. . . 25c
1 3-lb. can Pears I Co
J 3-lb. can Blackberries I Co
2 3-lb. cans Apricots 25c
Fancy Evap. Peaches, per lb. .. I Co
Fancy California Prunes, per lb., 5c
Quart can Maple Drips 15c
Gallon can Table Syrup ZZz
12 lbs. Scotch Cats . .25c
Washboards BOo
were very numerous were lii ly-1 In
an upstairs room. Mr. and Mr. ;!. nri
will go to housi-keejiinB at OJti I.hI. i
street and will be at home ?o tlx ir
friends after January 1r.. The nut t
town guests were Mr. snd Mil lir.lnit
Haven, Verda and Sidney Norris of
Holton. FrHnk Worrall and YHvm Woi
rall of Lynd-M. Miss Nor FMrlpy f
(irantville. Mr. and Mrs. H Zirkl- f
Kichland. Misses Kate and Hnw ilm
of Ieconipun and h'.r. bm1 Mm. WUl
L.ym&a of h aniwi City-
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