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TOP2TKA STATE JOTJBNAI MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1901.
TCFER1STATE JOURNAL VT FRANK P. MAC I.ENNAN. VOLtrMS XXVIII ....No. 60 Pallv ' f dii'ion. delivered carrier. 1C - u io nv irt of TooeKi or .-i.Vi. Qf V rice In any Kan ca town nhera the paper ha carrier Kr':, .. Tt.- tHf.T- mnrths vi. ;v 'rtitii.Tv rim vear -60 T' v." I) M I V." V" V HOME. Tot)ka State Journal build rr. S" and 102 Kansas avenue, currier 01 r....u;u. JTF.W YORK OFFICE. 8.1 VanderbiH R!dg., Paul iooek, Mgr. Bt!n orn-"...' Pell 'Fvon WJ Rcoorters" Room Bed "PlWiM 6r? Mr Carnegie seems determined to make a new record of establishing two public libraries a day. The man at Medicine Hat appears to have taken up the weather where the ground bog left off. After trie joints are cleared cut the nxt work of the city administration should be put forth in the direction of cleaning out the doss. The powers holding indemnity claims against China will do well to remember the experience which nearly or quite all cf them have had with Turkey. The St. Louis "World's fair la to be incorporated. Then i' the show does not come up to the advance notices me thins can be sued for damages Perhaps Col. Roosevelt will get up a i-nate round robin addressed to Mr. Hanna for the purpose of inducing him to withdraw his ship subsidy sebeme. The alacrity displayed la providing Senator Carter with a good job is cal culated to arouse a suspicion that he had Mr. Haima's permission t talk the river and harbor bill to death. Mr. John V. Duranfs story In which h represented himself as having been killed in a duel, deserves to take Its place along side of that cf the Iowa editor who entertained Pat Crowe over night. Railroad consolidation does not seem ta extend to Nebraska. According to Mr. Bryan's view the failure to elect a Tnited States senator up to this time has been due to the fact thai the trans portation lines are unable to get to gether. An ordinance is pending In Rochester, X. Y., which if enacted will permit citi zens to kill unmuzzled does on sight. The probability is that such a law and irs execution would be productive of more fights than Rochester ever heard cf. The sultan or Turkey seems ready to buy anything that is offered to him or accept the ter.der of a loan regardless of the price. The only thing of interest to him in the transaction is tae length of time to intervene before payment is re quired. Indianapolis Journal: Ex-Senator Chandler may be a competent and suit able! man for president of the Spanish claims commission, but the people get a little tired of seeing ex-representatives and ex-senators appointed to good places as soon as their terms in congress ex pire. Those who are disposed to take advan tage of tips on the state of the market should be warned by the fate of John K. Searles who failed the other day for a million. He was an official in a score or more corporations and therefore In a position to know as much about prob able market fluctuations as It 13 possible to know, yet he failed. There is a strong movement In many rarts of the country in the direction of abolishlrg the school district as at pres ent constituted and having but one school in a township, the pupils to be conveyed to and from the school house at public expense. Such a change would give a great boom to the good roads movement. The new congress, the Fifty-seventh, whose term is from March 4, 1301. to March 4. 1903. is politically divided as fellows, or probably will be when all vacancies are filled: In the senate Re publicans. 63; Democrats, 29; Populists, 4: Independent Republican, 1; Silver j.arty. 1; Independents, 2. The house l as 19$ Republicans, 131 Democrats, and 8 SUveiites and Populists. The New Tork supreme court has ren dered a decision on the rights of automo biles on the public highways which Is calculated to largely diminish the pleas ure of colliding with the general public. It holds that these machines have the right to run on the highways only by classify ation as traction engines, and tinder the law permitting those engines on the roads they must send a man an eighth of a mile ahead to warn travel ers. The Pittsburg Dispatch estimates that the properties of the steel rust which an issue of J1.1SO.000.000 In stock and bonds Is based could be reproduced by a cash outlay of JS04,OOO.0OO. I he amount of the bonded debt. From this estimate It Is apparent that the property of the trust represents some 25 per cent of Fteel and 75 per cent of water. More over, to insure S per cent on the com mon and 7 per cent on the preferred stock and 5 per cent on the bonds, en annual profit from operation of $72,250,- 0 is required, more than 23 per cent on the $304,000,000 required to reproducee the piants under the trust's control. Ashore Off The. Needles. Southampton, March 11. The British eteaii'er Kinfaurss Castle, belonging to the Castle Mail Packet company of Lon don from Table Pay, Cape Colony, Feb. tl for Southampton, with Cape mails end maseniifrs is ashore off the Needles, fche la being assisted by tug. McCarthy Signs With American. Chicago. March 11 John McCarthy ot the Chios go National league team has Bigned with the American league to play la Cievelaad the comics seaiwa. THE MATORAliTY. "It is no use to cry over spilled milk" is an old and homely adages and it may well be applied to the Republican pri mary on last Saturday. The State Jour nal believed that of the two "candidates James S. Warner was the mofet available man for mayor of Topeka, but the peo ple decided against him, and. that set tles it. Th-j vote received by Col. Hughes at the primaries was so large.5,lS9 out of the extraordinary total of 9.5!1, that his elec tion appears to be practically a foregone conclusion. His victory is due to the fixed determination, of the "law and or der element" to vote for the man agrr vd upon as a matter of principle; although Mr. Warner was a more fitting represen tative and Mr. Hughes, recently an avowed resubmlssionist, naturally a can didate for what has been called the 'liberal" element. Col. Hughes' candi dacy was not readily accepted by the "law and order" people. His past per formances did not suit them,- but his promises and insistence brought him the endorsement. They should now see that with the opportunity he perform as well the promises. 1 The women are responsible for the nomination of Hughes, and they gave tha old politicians a lesson in politics which they will remember for a long time. The city had been thoroughly canvassed apd lists made, so that the women were readv to marshal their force3 no matter what th condition of the weather might be. There were enough carriages for every one, and prominent women worked all day in the rain, going from house to house and chaperoning timid women who were ready to vote for Hughes if they voted at all. There were high-handed methods used at some of the polling places, but the women liad nothing to do with them. The Hushes strikers were not all laboring under a. burden of their desire for fair ness, but there was never a primary election held where all the virtue was on one side. Both sides undoubtedly did things which were not according to the strict letter of law, arid so neitlrer aide is justified in entering a complaint. Mr. Warner should feel complimented at the large vote he received. In spite of the fact that an effort was made to make the people believe that Mr. .War ner's support was made up of the worst element in the city, some of the strong est temperance men and women and some of the most radical prohibitionists supported him. If the issue had been strictly wet and dry Mr. Warner would have been defeated by a much larger majority. Mr. Warner refused to permit the use of liquor in his campaign. He made an effort to keep his campaign above reproach, and his opponents were not all so particular. Mr. Warner re lied upon the temperance people of the city, and he refused to truckle to the liquor interests or to give them any en couragement. In spite of hia position he was subjected to a continual fire of slander. It was openly charged that he was the candidate of the "joint" inter ests and he suffered accordingly. Mr. Warner is a successful business man and an uptight citizen. His private and public life is above reproach, and the result of the primary was In nowise a personal rebuke. The women who rallied to the Hughes banner did so be cause they believed they were support ing a principle, and they cared nothing for Hughes and were always ready to apologize for him. The result of the election will be the confirmation of Frank Stahl as chief of police. He has been endorsed at the polls, for Mr. Warner's opposition to Chief of Police Stahl was the only thing that the temperance people could urge against his public record. Mr. Spencer, the candidate for city attorney, received & majority of over 2.400, which; shows clearly that the line was not drawn on the wet and dry issue. Mr. Spencer has always been a consist ent temperance man, and the temper ance people voted for him. Things were done in the name of law nd order that would make a ward heeler of years' practice blush, which simply affirms the statement, that the virtue was not all to be found on one side. The State Journal did what it be lieved to be for the best interests of the city, and if the question was to be re opened its course would be the same. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globed ' Many a man is toasted who needs to be roasted. . They say Mars is a funny world. If it is funnier than this one. It must be a freak. The girls who are wearing the new meal sack cloaks look like the Old Scratch. Children are not cute when they are a few weeks old, but it is different with a pup. We have met drunkards In our day, and never yet met one who said "hie." The "hie" tradition should be called in. It's a pity a balky horse does not re alize that it is easier to pull than to take the whipping that goes with a balk. Don't whistle; It takes the attention of the people from their own affairs in wondering what tune you are trying to hit. If you have a present to give a child, give it to the oldest; he will get it any way, and by giving it to him, you save him the trouble of fighting; for it. When a woman goes away on a visit, up to the time she reaches sixty, her letters home indicate that the men are paying a great deal of attention to her. and her husband has cause to be jealous. The prize goes to an Atchison girl. She visited in Washington, New York and Chicago and not once did she to far forget herself as to bat an eye or look astonished or pleased at the sights; she wasn't going to let anyone .know that she lived in a town where a three-story building is regarded as good ami dizzy. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News Vanity sometimes spoils a multitude of real virtues. A Cincinnati minister recently prayed for Uuwc pi hia coos'iegation. who were too proud to kneel and too lazy to stand. The way of the transgressor ofte leads to foreign, t-horea. The widow's might may be the result ot practical experience. ' If a man has crow's feet about his eyes there must be some caws. ' People who have the least to say usu ally have the most to talk about. Two sorts of men do not pause to re fleet the angry man and the coward. Youthful enthusiasm cause3 a boy to imagine that he knows more than his father. The motornian has less to do with run ning street cars than the promoter man has. The best hand a man can take in the game of life is the hand of some good woman. Woman may be at the bottom of all man's troubles, yet without her life would not be, worth living. Says an Irishman: 'The best remedy for baldness Is to rub whisky on your head until the hairs grow out, then take it inwardly to clinch the roots. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record.! A lot of the most exclusive people in the world axe in jail. There is honor among thieves when they are as true as steel. The left hand is the right hand to wear an engagement ring on. Hoax "He's a base deceiver." Joax wno.' iioax - Ana oau player. Blobbs "They say he has quite a sunny disposition." Slobbs "Yes; he positively gives you freckles." Henpeckke "My wife's first husband was a lucky fellow. BJones How so .' Henpekke "He died." Sillicus "Most of the great men were born on farms." Cynicus "Yes; and they didn't lose much time in getting away from them." Nell "Mrs. Newrich wants to impress everybody with her wealth. Belle "Yes; she never puts less than a. five- cent stamp on her letters." Tommy "Pop, what is the meaning of the expression 'Pan-American ? Tom my's Pop "Oh, I s'pose it's some new fangled kind of cooking school girl." The slangy girl no magic .as, Yet, when she does not love him She calls a man a lobster, and Then makes a monkey of him. "How did yon like my 'Ode to Limbur ger Cheese'?" asked the poet. "It was both odious and odorous," replied the man who having read it felt that he could afford to be brutal. "A plain cook wanted" is the way He advertised, then wondered why Not knowing woman's vanity. He did not get a lone reply. WM DEMOLISHED. Willis Point, Texas, Visited ly a Destructiye Cyclone. Dallas, Tex., March 11. A cyclone Sat urday afternoon demolished half of the town of Willis Point, on the Texas & Pacific railroad, and killed a, number of persons. The dead: TWO CHILDREN OF THE REV. MR. CLOUD. ONK CHILD OF J. W. WILLIAMS. ONE CHILD OF J. W. .WHITE. t'NKNOWN CHILD. Twenty-five buildings were demolished and the contents destroyed. The school buildings were demolished and the cot tonseed oil mill suffered severely.. Many horses and cattle and other live stock are reported destroyed. The town of Willis Point was demolished by a tor nado in May, 1S93. Reports from Terrell, Tex., say that the heaviest rainfall on record occurred throughout that section. Several per sons aje reported drowned or missing. Willis Point is a city of about 5.000 in habitants, some 40 miles east of Dallas, and in the northern part of Van Zant county. It is built upon a level stretch of prairie and is exposed to the torna does and cyclones which often visit that section. In 1S93 a fearful storm visited the town and many people were killed. All communication with north Texas points were shut off, and the indications are that the storm was general and se vere in its character. Hood's Sarsaparilla Has won success far beyond the effect of advertising only. Tha firm hold it has won and retains upon the hearts of the people could never have been gained by even the roost lavish expenditure of money. The true secret of the popularity of Hood's Sarsaparilla Is explained entirely and only, by its unapproachable Merit. Based upon a prescription which cured people considered incurable, which accomplished wonders astonish ing to the medical profession, Hood's Sarsaparilla Includes the concentrated values of the best-known vegetable remedies such as sarsaparilla, yellow dock, pipsis sewa, uva ursi, mandrake and dande lion, united by an orig-inal and peculiar combination, proportion and process, giving to Hood's Sarsaparilla curative power peculiar to itself. Its cures of mild and extreme cases of scrofula, eczema, psoriasis, and every kind of humors, as well as of ca tarrh and rheumatism prove it to be the best blood purifier ever produced. Its cures of dyspepsia, biliousness, nervousness, loss of appetite and thai tired feeling, make Hood's Sarsaparilla beyond question the greatest stomach tonic, nerve-builder and strength restorer the world has ever known. It will cure you or any one in your family of any of these troubles. You can rely upon Hood's Sarsaparilla as a thoroughly good medicine. Buy m bottle and begin to take it today." CURES BLOOD POISON. Scrofula, Ulcers, Old Sores, Bone Pains Trial Treatment Free. First, second or third stages postively cured by taking B. B. B. (Bontaoio Blood Balm). Blood Balm kills or de stroys the Poison in the Blood and ex pels it from the system, making a per fect cure. Have you sore throat," plm piles, copper colored spots, old festering eating sores, ulcers, swellings, scrofula, itching skin, aches and pains in bones or joints, sore mouth, or falling hair? Then Botanic Blood Balm will heal ev ery sore, stop the aches and make the blood Pure and Rich and give the rich glow of helath to the skin. Over 3,000 testimonials of cures. B. B. 3. thorough ly tested for SO years. Drug stores, il. Trial treatment of K. B. B. free by writ ing BLOOD BALM CO.. 187 Mitchell street, Atlanta, Ua. Describe trouble and free medical advice given. Don t de fspair of a cure as B. B. B. cures when all else fails. Swift & Holliday or Row ley & Snow, Topeka. FIGHT THE TRUST. Prominent Grain Growers Or ganizing; For a Battle. The movement to organize the wheat growers of the state into an association to fight the grain trust, preliminary in formation of which was published in the State Journal early last week, is pro gressing. The combination intended dif fers widely from Walter Allen's Far mers' Federation, the proposition being to place their own agent at shipping centers to act as commission merchant in handling their grain. The leaders in the movement say to those who remember the days of the Farmers alliance that no politics is In tended to attach to this rganizaton but that all they mean is strictly busi ness. A call has been issued for a state meet ing of wheat growers to be held in Sa Una, in May. The call is as follows: To the Grain Growers of the State of Kansas, Greeting: All the leading industries ef this state, are organized, but our own. We are, by reason of our chaotic condition, at the mercy of the unscrupulous, and an easy prey to the organized greed known as the Grain Trust. Not only are the prices at which we must part. with our products nxea, out the dealers to w-hom we shall sell are clearly indicated. We prepare tne soil, sow the seed, and gather in the sheaves; but cannot market the same without first gaining the consent of a band ot organized highwaymen, known as "regular dealers,"' whose ob ject is to destroy competition and com pel us to do business with them on their own terms. Shall we submit to the methods of these brigands? No, never, rather let us organize, not for the pur pose of robbery, but for self-protection. Let the organization be thorough, begin at once in every school district, and when fully perfected call a mass meet ing at the various county seats, and there select a delegate to represent you at a state meeting to be held at Salina, on Thursday, the 16th day of May, 1901; and then and there devise ways and means which will enable us to market the products, of our labors without the aid or assistance of the so-called grain combine, which is now robbing us at ev ery turn in the road, and which abso lutely refuses to handle any grain whic h does not bear, the ear marks ot the trust. Friends and neighbors, it's up to you. Will you tamely submit, or manfully fight for your rights? If you choose the latter send your delegates to Salina as above indicated. AH strictly co-opera tive elevator companies and grain ship ping associations, not members of the Trust; are cordially invited to co-operate with us at this meeting. For further information address: J. A. Bucklin, Oakley, Kan., (Repre sentative ot Thomas County.) Ed. Green. Hackney, Kan., (Represen tatlve of Cowley County.) James Butler, Topeka, Kan., Secretary of the Farmers' Federation. TOPEKA GIRL IN COREA. New Year's Say at the American Blissionaries A Visit to the Tomb of Keija. Mlsa Louise Ogilvy, an 18 year old girl, who went from Topeka last May to Corea as a missionary, writes inter estingly of the observance of New Year's day at Pyerg Yang, where she is. The letter is dated January 1, 1901. "We have been keeping open house to the Coreans today. This custom began when the church was quite small, and cow, when it is very large, it is no easy task to entertain them. They come by the hundreds. We have them meet in. one piace and come to the house by fif -ties. We'greet them, feed them and bid them farewell and wait for the next group. The magistrate called yesterday. It was a rare sight. He rides in a chair carried by a number of men. Over the chair is a lion's skin, the sign of royal ty. A forerunner goes ahead to let his arrival be known. Two soldiers go alor.s together quite a distance ahead and, al ter ei.tering the gateway to the house. one steps on either side of the walk, and. bowing low, permits the company to pass between. The chair is lowered in rront of the door and the honored gentleman Dasses in. He was uressed yesterday in his purple silk robe, with canary yellow sleeves. They always look very bril liant and move with a very majestic air. This one is the least helpless of any I have seen. Helplessness is one ot their idea3 of greatness. They, often have to be held up by a man on either side of them and their long robes are held up by attendants. They never raise a finger to do a thing. There are watcnrui at tendants.ready to jump to do each thing; to straighten the hat or to fan him or anything needed. When a great man wishes to riae ne has his donkey prepared with a large white stuffed saddle. He is then placed in this saddle and held up on either side by attendants. He hasn't strength enough to even support himself. If by any accident he should be displaced, you would not see him so much as raise a finger to help himself: he would land in a heap, to be gathered up and re placed by the attendants. It is such a queer idea of greatness. But this is. all in the highest classes of society. There js nothing helpless about the common people. They are Jiard working,, busy people. - "Life here is delightful. The people are so kind and friendly that constant contact cannot help being pleasant. We started, during the week of special an cestral worship last week in our chairs each carried by two men, to visit he grave of Keija. He is an ancient king the one who made Corea what it is. When he came here the people were lit tle more than wild animals, living in huts with only an opening in the top. He taught them how to live, how -o build walled cities, and to plant trees. "They feel deeply indebted to him and give him great honor. On this day we passed along the side of the old wall, built in the time of David, for perhaps half a mile. We then entered a deep prove of large, tall pine trees. The shade was cool and refreshing, and we got out of our chairs and climbed a steep hill to i the grave. At the foot of this hill stood a high stone slab, Inscribed in Chinese, to our riKht was a small temple contain ing another1 monument. This one was of black marble and very pretty. At the top of the hill tood a larger temple. beautifully painted with bright colors, artistically arranged. With its broad spreading tiled roof and its picturesque decorations, it was altogether a hand some structure. It contained -nothing The walls were not solid, but were made of square strips an inch apart.-Many of these bore marks of the wars, in the way of bullet holes. Passing through this temple ana up a hair dozen stone steps we found ourselves in a large court, in tne center or wnicn was a round mound. perhaps 12 feet high. This was the gre ve or tne great Keija. Just in front of the grave was a large stone turtle, a mark of royalty. Standing on the turtle's back was a tablet, telling who was buried there. Just in front of this was a latge smooth sacriticing table. At either side of the mound and also at either side in front, were large Btone carved animal The court was beautiful with green grass and tropical foliage. It is kept with great care. It was interesting to see the honor paid to the departed and the customs of sacrifice, etc. A great many people were here on the day of our visit, for, as I have already said, it was tne wee or special ancestral worship and all the heathen Coreans were out seeking the spirits of their ancestors and cleaning up the graves and offerina: sac rifices. The people crowded around us as we descended from the hill, examimr.i; our clothes and displaying marked mir iosity at our every movement Thcv thought our different styles of hats must slgnuy different ranks as theirs do. and they seemed puzzled when inform-d that such was not the case. You can tell what a Corean is by his hat, wheth er an official, a scholar, a countryman, a butcher, a mourner or a coolie, who onlv wears a rag tied round his head. He Is not worthy to wear a bat." HALL WILL BUILD. Buys Property to Erect Residence on Topeka Avenue. W. N. Hall has purchased of George W. Reed the two lots at the northeust corner or Tweiittt street and Topeka ave nue. Mr. Hall expects to erect a modern res idence on the property during the com inir summer and will occunv It with hia family. Be now lives in Potwin. He is a Mincer oi tne nrm Known as the Hall uuiograpning company. AN ELECTION FIGHT. Negroes Use TJp a Policeman in the Second ward- There was a fight in the First precinct of the Second ward Saturday evening before the polls closed and Policeman Hutton was roughly handled by negro toughs whom ht ordered to leave the polling place. Hutton used his club and the negroes retaliated Dy using brickbats. The offi cer is not seriouslv hurt. Special Officer Gray also lost his club but he was not hurt.He called the patroJ wagon after he was prevented from go ing to tne rener or Mutton. PUBLICLY STARVED. Criminals Placed in Cages "Without Food in Canton. Taooma. "Wash.," March 11. Advices? brought by the steamer Goodwin state that 76 Bailors mutinied on board the cruiser Albany at Jtlong Kon last month. The cause was Lack, of money and lib erty. The refractory sailors were placed in irons ana lajnen to tavue ior trial. The Mohammedan rebellion in Kansu has assumed such enormous proixrttons that the empress dowager ha command ed General Tse Sal to proceed northward from Canton with haste and undertake their subjugation. The jrunboats Ball and Susrib. buflt at jHong Kong tor Slam, have been turned over to the government with the object or striKing terror to tne brigands at Can ton. Fourteen brlg-andS were executed February 14. Fifteen i,ther men are being starvea to a earn m cag-es exposea to pub lic view. TWO INCHES OP SNOW. It Fell Sunday Morning After Con tinued Rain. The snow'and rain, which the weather bureau predicted after the storm started, amounted to 75 hundredths of an inch of water. 1 The rain measured 51 hundredths and the snow 24 hundredths. The snow wis one inch and nine-tenths deep, and fell Sunday morning. The forecast now i for generally fair weather tonight and Tuesday. Warmer tonight." The maxi mum temperature up to noon today was 41 and the minimum 2d . The wind nas moderated steadily for several days and is now down to eight miles an hour from the south. Nerves Like a Fiat-Iron. A woman who suffered for three years from nervous prostration says two bottles of Lichtv's Celerv Nerve ComDound ef fected a complete cure. She hardly knows today whether sue nas nerves or not, as she never feels them. It is certainly a wonderful remedy. Sold by Geo. W. Stansfield. 632 Kansas avenue; Marshall Bros., 116 Kant as avenue. Hutton' s Assailants Arrested. Fred Collins and William Dupree. two of the colored men who assaulted Officf r Hutton at the polls in the Second ward last Saturday, were arrested this after noon by Officers Favey and Lucas. The charge is resisting an officer. Officer Hutton is able to be out today, but Is not on duty. iickly Cxires Colds Neglected colds always lead to something serious. They run into chronic bronchitis which pulls down your general health ; or they end in genuine consumption with all its uncer tain results. Don't wait, but take (Cherry Pectoral just as soon as you begin to cough. A few doses will cure you then. But it cures old colds, too, only it takes a little more time. We refer to such diseases as bronchitis, easthma, whooping-cough, consumption, and hard winter coughs. Three sizes: 25c, 50c, $1.00. All drug gists. J. C. Aybr Co., LoweU, Mass. Ayers THE IJIIXS BUY GCOB3 CO.. M n -i i ii , v j 1 1 I i I . Renaissance, Arabian, Point de Paris, Handsome effects, with prices 75c a pair and up to $22.50. That means we are going to extend the Lace Curtain business as it's never been done before values to do it. Styles for Parlor, Library, Dining Room any part of the house. Dainty Ruffled Curtains and New Sash Cur tain Goods in fact, all the materials that you need to decorate your house are here, and if you are going to make a pleasure out of this necessity, it's not a day too soon to begin. If you would like to get rid of the whole task, or if you would like to have us do most of the think ing for you, we will send some one to see your house, do some thinking, make suggestions no obligation until you give the order ; then the obligation is ouis. We mention these to give you an idea of the great variety of our New-Spring Lines of Curtains and Upholstery: White Nottingham Curtains.' 75c to $475 Pir Brussels Lace Curtains $4.00 to $22.50 pair White Irish Point Curtains .- $3-5 to $15.00 pair Ruffled Muslin Curtains 75C to $4.50 pa" Ruffled Net Curtains '. $2.25 to $5.50 pair BEAUTIFUL NEW LINES of Silkolines, Cretonnes, Washable Art Tickings, Figured Sat ines, Daghestan and Hungarian Cloths, Reversible Denims, Colored Swisses. Also a fine assortment of Dotted, Figured and Striped Swisses, Sash Laces and Nets, suitable for making up Curtains. . "Whatever you need for Spring and Summer Furnishing is here, and competent help and advice to go with it. HE 'MILLS ' DRY GOODS C ARRETS MILLINERY. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. After an illness of two weeks, Fran cena Helen Carr, aged 15 months, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Carr, died Saturday at 4 p. m. of capillary bronchitis. She was taken sick with the grip which developed into bronchitis, the change coming last Friday night and Saturday morning. A short service was held at the home 815 Monroe yesterday at 12:30, after which the body was taken to Mr. Carr's home at Eudora for burial. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Crannel of the First Baptist church. Patrick Slew died early this morning at his home 1424 Washington street, at the age of 61 years. The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow. Mr. Slew was an old soldier and the burial will be in the soldiers' plot in the Topeka ceme tery. , . The funeral of James Stansfield who died at the home of his son, W. S. Heel er 1109 Jackson street yesterday, was held this afternoon at 3:30 at Bethel church. The funeral of James tSansfield who died Saturday, was held at the Kansas Avenue M. E. church today at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Topeka cemetery. WILL KESAInIlERE. , K. Hankla Again Takes Charge Fifth Avenue Hotel. Joseph R. Hankla has returned from Oklahoma City, where he had enter tained a hotel proposition, and decided to remain in Topeka, his home for so many years. He today took charge of the Fifth Avenue hotel, leasing the prop erty from A. T. Figg, the recent pro prietor, and from the owner, W. M. Forbes. Great improvements have re cently been made in the building in the way of a fine office and new toilet rooms. Mr. Hankla will make other improve ments, renovate the hotel completely. and strive to make it the popular hotel of its class. Mr. Hankla has a wide ac quaintance with the traveling public and has been long identified with business in this city. He waa one of the proprietors of the Fifth Avenue from 1S77 to 1SS2; again from 18S4 to 1890. In the interim up to two years ago ne was a lessee oi the Windsor and the National. Mr.. M. F. Hankla is the new steward or tne Fifth Avenue. , , LOCAL MENTION. Cnnt-v annoWntenrtpnt S. rT. Montgom ery of Cherokee county was here tiulay tO Bee Estate bUpeillHenueiit riuun. i.-i- son. T .m ira Wn 5 A O IT. W. . Will haV charge of the Rickards funeral at 2 :) to morrow, xne flouse numucr 13 Eighth. "Vatirvn'ia Tflrvr. the Smasher's Mail, on sale ot all news Ftands and ho tels. Jitters irom nen anc omer scum tional reading matter. Frank Grimes returned from Washing ton at noon today. Dave Mulvane and Senator Burton are in New iork and will not be along until th last of the week. t it nmv fie nec!nl toIiceman at the First precinct of the Second ward, where a fight occurred on the evening ot election day. savs irmv ne waa innirriL. ...... ... the morning paper. He did not run away. D.n.uonfativ FT 1-T Fnnprson of Pntt countv was here today on his way home from "Wellington, where he has just bt-en released from quarantine. Several weeks aBo in the middle of the session Mr. hp person was taken sick at the home of his tatner in w emotion, un7 -.. -with him over Sunday. He cudri t get back for any more of the session. i"r ne uffered a severe attaca 01 ?ruaiiiJUA -m- uioiu. surir, frr-sn J . I y " J t ; J . ' ' , . . - Point Lute, Point Milan, AND Oilier Novelties WE'LL E0 TCrr. g AT7LIIT3 EIOST Topeka Transfer Go. 623 Jacks oa Street. Office Tel. 320. House Tel. 393. P. P. EACC-T, Proprietor. p-8ee me abont Storage. 1'ASSED FORGED CIIF.CKS. Unknown Young Man Easily Be ures $40. A young man has been working the town again with forged (hecks. Satur-. day afternoon a man about 2:J years ol 1. smooth face, light hair, rather tall, en tered the liavis Mercantile store. 6'H Topeka avenue, and ordered 12.50 of gro ceries. The goods were to be deliver. 1 at 1413 West Eighth avenue. He pre sented a check for $32 and received th balance in cash. The chck was signed with the name of I) H. Forbes and was made payable to H. O. Hamlin. Tii i same young man passed a check on the Farmers Exchange mills for $11.50. Tii check was sisned "Chas. WolfT Par-king company, by Elizabetn Ie." I5-;n checks were presented to the banks t day and were refused. The tinn was on the Hank of Topeka and the other 011 the Central National bank. The police think they are on the track of the man who did the forcing, or, rather, the passing of the checks. TH writing on both checks was evidently the same hand and looked like the writ ing of a woman much more than that of a man. ' Injunctions Denied. Jersey City, March 11. In ohnncory chambers today Vice.Chancellor Stevens denied the application to make per manent the Injunction restraining the stockholders 'of the American Smelting & Refining company from Increasing the capital stock of that company from t '"", 000,000 to $100,000,000 and restraining the directors from Hjirchaslng the plant of M. Ouggenhelrii Sons in Mexico. Shower of Carnegia Libraries. Indianapolis. March 11. Andrew Car nesrie has given the following mi ma to Indiana towns for libraries: Munoio, r,0.000; Wabash, $20,000: Peru, $25,000 : Elkhart, $!0.0u0. In each case the city must provide a site and euf'icient turn for maintenance. "Fighting Bill" Kills a Man. Muncie, Ind March 11. "Fighting Bill" Jones, a blacksmith, today sb.t and Instantly killed James H err-on, his tenant, in a tmarrel over whether a board should be nailed across a window of the house occupied by Herron and owned by Jones. Jones is in jail. Died Bather Than Lose a Leg. St. Louis, March 11. Louis Crt'indv, former assessor a:il collector of water rates and at one time department com mander of the tl. A. It., shot and killed himself with a shotgun at bis home to day. His suicide was caused hy brood ing over the fact that physicians told him it would be necessary to amputate his right leg on account of blood poison which was developed six months ago. Wire Trust Dividend. New York. March 11. The directors of the American Steel & Wire eomoanv have declared the regular quarterly divl dend of 1 per cert on its preferred stock and a quarterly dividend of 1" per cent on Its common stnc'rf. The lart ter is a reduction from the iiut payment.