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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 20, 1901.
0OOOOOOOOO0OO ooooooooooooo I lr are amicli lwMMmm North Topeka. "N ' ' n. Hi.Hi.4ii.4 I l l..4"l".l--l'M M'4"l'l'l I'l I I II I 1 I 'I IIH'lltHI"tUill"H I II HIH I H"HJ I ! 1 MM IHICMHM H ! 1 I I IWI ltMttlWftHtHlt Extraordinary Inducements in Holiday Bargain The largest stock, the best assortment, the lowest prices a visit is convincing medium and the finest, all at Low prices for the Holidays. We have too much Clothing, House Coats, Bath Robes, Night Robes, Neckwear, Mufflers, Gloves, Hats, Caps, etc., etc., that must be sold. A call will convince you. ' Saturday Morning, 9 to 10 a. m. io per cent discount on all Muff lers Oxford or Square Saturday, 2 to 3 p. ni. 10 per cent discount on all Lounging and Bath Robes. Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m. 10 per cent discount on all House Coats. o o o o i ! ! o o o o z o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 0 o o o o o z o o We will continue this sale for three days longer - - Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Greater bargains than ever will be offered. We are determined to sell any stock on hand that shows the least indication of being damaged at a price that will move every dollars worth of merchandise by Tuesday night. 75c, 90c, and $1.00 Silks yard , 49 C 50c and 65c Satins yard 32iC 90c and $1.00 Dress Goo(ds yard 45c 35c and 39c Dress Goods yard X9c 15c and 18c Dress Goods lOc 10c and 12c 36-in. Cretonne yard 5c 10c and 12c 32-in. Fine Percales yard.... 5c 1.45 Ladies' Fleece Lined Wrappers 98c $1.69 " " " .... S1.09 $1.95 " " " " $1.39 $1.98 Boys' Knee Pant Suits 9 80 $2.95 Boys' Knee Pant Suits. $1.39 $1.69 Ladies' Wool Waists 69c $1.00 Men's Duck Coats, blanket lined 69c 50c Tam O'Shanters, red, gray and navy.... 25c $1.50 Men's Hats.... 75c 50c Men's Caps 39c 75c Men's Caps-. 45 C 90c Men's Caps 59c 50c Men's Heavy Overalls 39c 50c Men's Blue Denim Jumpers 39c 50c Men's Work Shirts 39c Don't get the idea our stock was badly damaged. A great many of the above items was damaged so slightly that it is not notice able. The liberal adjustment of our fire insur ance makes it possible to make the astonishing Low Prices. f. MP Q I 834 North Kansas Avenue. o z oooooooooooo OO0000000O00 BUY THE GENUINE SYRUP OF FIGS ... XA2TCTFACT17BKD BY ... CALIFORNIA FIQ SYRUP CO. WROTE THE K1ME IPBANOS! X A I Fin PlflriA fn I - X 623 Quiocy Street. X Open evenings until after i CHRISTMAS. I x i I Our Pianog contain the t celebrated "Wessell, Nickell, X and Gross actions. Same as t j. used by the Weber, Brad- bury, Ivers & Pond and X X leading high-grade instru- i ments. Our prices are the - lowest in the city. X X BE SIRE AD SEE 18 before you decide. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. Olivia Hebb, died at Dodge City this morning at the age of 74 years. She was the mother of William Hebb of 716 Lane street. The remains will rrrlve In Topeka on Santa Fe train No. early Saturday morning-. The funeral will be held from the residence of her ton at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. The Interment will be at Topeka cemetery. , Kvarybody cada the Stat Journal. THE PARSONS MYSTERY. No Clue Tet to the Murder of Col. Dull aud Wife. Parsons, Kan., Dec. 20. Excitement over the finding last night of the bodies of Colonel John E. Bull and bis wife, Carrie Bull, at their home here contin ues with no apparent hope of a solution of the mystery. Owing to the decom posed condition of the bodies physicians have been unable to make a satisfac tory examination and their opinions dif fer widely as to the cause of death. A theory advanced is that death was caused by asphyxiation from natural gas with which the house was lighted and heated, but this does not seem to be carried out. Another theory that has gained some credence Is that the couple had quarrelled over a real estate deal and that Bull had murdered his wife and then committed suicide. Colonel Bull sold their home a month ago and it is said Mrs. Bull refused to sign the deeds at first, only finally doing so after much protest. Bull was dressed when found and bis wife had not yet removed all of her clothing. The coroner's in quest is being held today. A. W. Bull, of Fiqua, O., a brother of the dead man wired today that he is en route to Par sons to take charge of Colonel Bull's affairs and to solve the mystery if possible. Grand masque ball at Auditorium by Capital lodge No. 3, A. O. TJ. W., Tues day eve, December 24. Four prizes for best costumes. AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN DIET. At the Battle Creek Sanitarium Food Laboratory researches in detetics have been conducted for over a quarter of a century by skilled physicians and chem ists, including very extensive experiments made on animals and human beings. One of the most interesting discoveries is the importance of dextrlnizing the starch of foods as a means of preventing and cur ing indigestion, especially acidity, gastric catarrh, constipation. v brain fag. rickets In children, weak muscles In adults. As a result of thousands of experiments a new choice food has been produced called Toasted Wheat Flakes, sweetened with Malt Honey, which Is thoroughly dex trinized and actually prevents and cures these maladies. This sweet toothsome food may be eaten moist or dry. Know the genuine by a picture of the Battle Crek Sanitarium on the package. The Handsomest line of House Coats In the City $3.50 to S 12.50 TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT We have so many in all the new styles, that if you will but take the time to look we are sure we can please you A great special we are selling right now is a Grey Oxford . Vicuna Overcoats made up in first class style for 95.00 Large line of Boys' Shirts, Waists, Neck wear, Mufflers, Sweat ers, Gloves, etc. Boys' Reefer Coats. Ages 3 to 6 years, $1. NEW LINE OP MEN'S GOLF GLOVES. Overcoats, ' Men's Black, All Wool Irish Frieze Ulsters; $12 values, for $7.50 Men's Fine Blue Kersey and Mel ton Overcoats; $12 values $8.00 Men's Yoke Overcoats, in the latest fabrics $10.00 Men's Fine Grey Clay Over coats flO.OO If you want an Overcoat equal to any tailor made, : you can save about one half the price if you will take a look through our Fine Over coats. Prices from $15 to $30. Men's Suits. Wool Cheviot Suits, value $5.00; to close out $3.00 20 styles in Black Thibets, stripes plaids, all new styles, $7 value, for $4.50 Good styles in the late pattern, with stiff front, $10 value .. for $7.00 All $15 Striped and Fancy Worst ed, in heavy weights $10.00 Blue Unfinished Worsted and Mel ton Suits, in doublebreasted; sold everywhere for $15; to close 1 out , $10.50 Handsome All-Wool Clay Worsted or Black Thibet, in sacks and cut away $10.00 Handsome Tailor Made Suits in Unfinished Worsted, Thibets, Chev iots, Clays, with hair cloth front, hand-made collar, lapel and button holes; a real $20 value, for..$15.00 All our $30. $25 and $22 Suits for 920.00 Overcoats. Boys' Wool Irish Frieze Ulsters 92.50 Boys' Fine Ulsters, $7 and $6 value, for 900 Men's Gray Oxford Overcoats, $8 value, for 95.00 Men's Drab and Mixed Over coats, odds and ends, $10 Values, for 95.00 Men's Heavy Irish Frieze Ulsters; $7.50 value 95.00 Furnishings. Child Union Underwear ......25c Bovs' Fleece Lined Union ! Suits 5Ca Boys Heavy Fleece Under wear 25o Boys' Wool Underwear 50c Men's Heavy Fleece Under wear 37c Boys' Black White stripe Shirts 19o Men's Black White striped Shirts 21c Men's heavy Chambray Shirts re inforced back and front 45o Men's Blue Flannel Shirts 90o Men's Knit Jackets.. 9 l.OO to $3.50 Men's Duck Coats rubber lined $1.20 Boys' Long Corduroy Pants t... 91.50 Boys' Blue Flannel Shirts... 75c Men's 75c Fancy Shirts 50o Men's Embroidered Night Shirts.. 45c Men's Hem-stitched Bordered Hand kerchiefs 5c Don't buy "a Suit' until you have i goy' BlakCat nle,-:""'c 12? seen ours. i xsoys guuu x auuy duu is uv Black All Wool Irish Frieze Ulsters, that are worth full 910, for $7.50 But we have a good , many varieties, some as low as $5.00, and a good Plush Lined Frieze Ulster for $14.00 It will keep you warm in any kind of weather. Furnishings. Boys' Fleece Lined Sleep Gar ments SOo Men's Embroidered Night Shirts.".50o Men's Silkened Initial Handker chiefs 3 for 25o Fine Linen Initial Handkerchief s 6 for 91.00 Men's White Laundried Shirts.. ..50c Men's and Boys' Fancy Colored Shirts 50o 4-ply Linen Collars 3 for........ 25c Boys' Shirt Waists with or without Collars, Detached Bands 45c Boys'-Heavy Sweaters 45c Boys' Good Winter Caps 25o Men's Cordigan and Stockinett Jackets 9 l.OO to 95.00 Black or Blue Imported Kersey Over coats with Skinner Satin Lining and Sleeve Lining 915.00 The largest and best line of Gentle men's colored and fancy Shirts in the city SOc to 92.00 Boys Irish Fieze Ulsters 92.50 Boys' Handsome Overcoats in the Yoke, Raglan, Swagger Clipper. Prices 92.50 to 918.00 This week Men's $3.00 Stiff Hats for $1.50. 2000 Hen's Neckwear 25c NORTH TOPEKA. fLeave items for this column with Kim ball Printing Co., 912 North Kansas Ave. Pictures framed at James'. George Groshong was in from Kilmer yesterday. Game boards, $1.15 up at James'. Mrs. Clara Bolz of Meriden is visiting her sister, Mrs. Burley. You should see that sun rise every evening in our north window. COSTLET & POST. Mr. Luther Stewart of Arizona is vis iting his cousin, C. D. Myers. Pocketbooks, Bibles, miscellaneous books. James'. Miss Grace Detlor of Grantville waa in town yesterday shopping. Three more days to buy Xmas goods cheap at COSTLET & POST'S. Mrs. Ed. Stadel and daughter of Hoyt were North side visitors yesterday. Mrs. George Peabody of Horton is the guest of Mrs. . CaL Matthews of 1010 Jackson street. 'i For this week only, $2.00 oval Flatinos for $1.00 dozen. Aldridge's studio, 1015 North Kansas avenue. Fountain pens $1.00 and up. James. Eugene lodge No. 79 I. O. O. F. will confer the initiatory and third degree at their meeting this evening. 1902 calendars and diaries. James. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith of Central avenue, accompanied by Mrs. Smith's sister, Miss Frances Elm, went to Law rence today where they will be the guests of relatives during the holidays. Only a few days left before Christ mas. For fine assortment of gifts at low prices see ' NEW ERA DEPT. STORE. Golden Rule lodge No. 90 A. K. and A. M. conferred the third degree upon Maynard Dibble last evening at their meeting in Masonic hall, after which a banquet was enjoyed. Get your Xmas hat at Mrs. Court ney's, 603 South, 917 North. Last call All $8.00 overcoats for $3.75. $12.00 and $15.00 coats for $6.50. Rlngel's Quit Business Sale, 827 N. Kansas Ave. Bargains in new and second hand bi cycles! Closing out to make room for 1902 models, at Lacey's, 842 North Kan sas avenue. Ladies' trimmed and untrimmed hats at half price. One lot trimmed hats at 25c each. COSTLET & POST. Only three days longer to get the bar gains in dry goods at the Fire and Smoke Sale. W. B. SPEAR & CO., 834 North Kansas Ave. Attend the Fire and Smoke Sale. Every dollar's worth of goods that shows any damage whatever will be cleared out at some price. W. B. SPEAR & CO., 834 North Kansas Ave. TODAI'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago. Dec 20. WHEAT Grain start ed today with, a tendency of recovery of price. In wheeX several bull factors gave a firm early tone arid May opened 5ic higher, at 79-79c. Higher cables and small shipments to Liverpool were the principal factors. Receipts were still small because of the cold weather and railroad tie-uus and the southwest report ed that the fields there were unprotected by snow and that crops would probably be damaged by the extreme cold. Trade was fairly active at the opening with a food demand all along the line by New ork houses. Mayresponded slowly but sold up to 79c. Local receipts were 37 cars none of contract grade; Minneapolis and Duluth reported 356 cars, making a total for the three points of 3i)3 cars, against 914 cars last week and 611 cars a year ago. Argentine shipments this week were ltit,000 bushels, compared with 292,000 bushels last week. Small receipts at primary points, a good demand for red winter cash wheat and a commission house demand pushed May wheat up to 80c where it closed strong and c higher than yesterday. CORN Corn opened firm but nervous and trade was very light. Shorts were un easy and orders were hard to execute. May opened o to .Mi&o up, at 6OTic to 66Vi66e, and hung around 66(gStc. Receipts were 102 cars. Corn continued dull In an indifferent market, closing firm with wheat, at 66c. OATS Oata were quiet to start, with May 84c up, at 44(&45c,on the strength in other grains. Trade was small and almost featureless and prices stayed around 4434(544c. Receipts were 89 cars. PROVISIONS Provisions opened lower on easier hogs. Some small demand and the grain strength, however tended to ward a reaction in prices in this pit. May pork opened 57c to 2H5c down, at $16.52V16.56, and "sold up to $16.60; May lard TJa6c lower, at $9.60S9.67, and ad vanced to $9.70, and May ribs 2AS5c to un changed to 2c lower, at $8.47&.50. and sold to J8.52. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red, 8183Hc: No. 3 red, 7883c; No. 2 hard winter, 7678c; No. 3 hard winter. 76S77c; No. 1 northern spring, 77g78c; No. 2 northern spring, 76 677c; No. 3 spring. 7276c CORN No. 3, 64c. OATS No. 2, 4C&46J4c: No. S, 45V46c. FLAX Cash: Northwestern, $1.59; southwestern. $1.59; Dec and May, $1.59. RYB Dec, 6314c; May, 67c BARLEY Cash: 56&62c. TIMOTHY March, $6.556.60. Allen Is Selected. Henry Allen, of Ottawa, has been selected by C. S. Finch and D. A. Val entine, the officers of the Kansas Day club, to carry the message from Kansas Republicans to Missouri. Mr. Allen was not chosen because he is an orator but because he makes the kind of a speech that pleases on occasions like banquets and that sort of thing. He made a hit at a Kansas Day banquet a few years ago, and last year was considered one of the most effective Republican speak ers in the state campaign. Parlor Organs If you wish to hear the very latest real improvement in TONE QUALITY in any Reed Organ call now and ex amine the Peerless Organ It has separate stops which produce the PIPE TONE ef fect, and the usual stops for ordinary reed tone effect. It is in large, handsome, sub stantial Oak case, and the price is $60 on monthly pay ments. E. B. GUILD MUSIC CO. Chicago Livestock Market? Chicago, Dec 20. CATTLE Receipts, 4,000 head. Market dull. Good to prime steers, $6.00(67.00; poor to medium, $3. 759 5.90; stockers and feedsr, $2.004.25; cows. $1.00(&4.e5; heifers. $1.50(85.26; canners, $1.00 (&2.0O; bulls, $1.75(84.66: calves, $2.505.76; Texas fed steers. $4.31X515.25. HOGS Receipts today, 30,000 head; esti mated tomorrow, 27.000 head; left over, 13, 412 head. Market 10c lower. Mixed and butchers', $5.8OCa6.40; good to choice heavy, $6.256.50; rough heavy, $5.80(56.00; light, $5.00(&5.85; bulk of sales, $5.70t.25. SHEEP Receipts. 8,000 head. Sheep and lambs steadv. Good to choice wethers, $3.7&??4.50; fair to choice mixed, $2.75rd3.40; western sheep, $3.004.25; native lambs, $2.5ft5.50; western . lambs, $4.25(35.00. Official receipts and shipments yester day: Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. Receipts 12.481 46,344 16,412 Shipments 4,941 2,031 06 Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Dec. 20. CATTLE Re ceipts. 3,000 head, including 200 head of Texans. Market steady. Native beef steers, $4.75(56.25; Texaa and Indian steers, $3.00Si4.50: Texas cows, $2.253.50; native cows and heifers, $2.50iS5.00: stockers and feeders, $3.004.25; bulls, $2.254.00; calves, $3.25"a5.25. HOGS Receipts, 18,000 head. Market 5 JOc lower. Bulk of sales, $5.506.30; heavy, $6.5056.60; packers'. $6.104i6.30; medium, $6.0066.25; light. $5.256.15; yorkers, $5.00 6.00: pigs. $4.005.00. SHEEP Receipts. 1.000 head. Market steady. Muttons, $2.2594.2S; lambs, $4.507, 5.25: western wethers, $3.50&4.00; ewes, $3.00 Si 3.75. Kansas City Produce. Kansas City, Dec. 20. Close WHEAT May, 7Sc. Cash: No. 2 hard, 74751,4c; No. 3. 73?i(?i74c: No. 2 red, 87Hc. CORN Dec, 6Sc; Jan., 68HS68 c; May, 68 c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 684c; No. 2 white, 691c; No. 3, 686s"c. OATS No. 2 white, 48A(S49c RYE No. 2. 66c. HAY Choice timothy, $13.0013.50;choice prairie. $13.75(S14.00. MUTTER Creamery, 22c; dairy, fancy, 18c. v EGGS Fresh. 25c - - WHEAT Receipts; 21 cars. - New York Stocks. Wall Street, New York, Dec. 20 STOCKS Opening sales of Amalgamated Copper of 8,000 shares at quotations of 655 down to 64. the stock was immediately supported by buvlng of 1,00 to 1,500 share lots which rallied it to 66. Anaconda dropped IVi points. There were sharp To Ow Patrons 1 siiid tiHe Public & Our Store was threatened by fire this morning', and our entire front de stroyed. We've made settlement with insurace companies, and are now ready for business. 6.00 Shoes, $6.00. 55.00 Shoes, $5.00 4.00 Shoes, 4.00 53.50 Shoes, $3.50 ' AH kinds of Christmas Slippers, 6oc lo $2.00 106 E.ast Sixth 106 Hast Sixth fractional declines in Sugar and Western Union, the latter selling ex-dlvidend. Railroad stocks as a rule showed small fractional gains, but dealings were on a Bmal scale. The market had fits of animation when large purchasing orders appeared for the Western, Pacific and southwestern railroads. Prices generally were main tained at the best, despite a ruling rate of 7 per cent for money. The Atchisons, Missouri Pacific, Louisville, Northwestern and Southern Pacific were consplcuously strong. United States Express rose 24 points and American Express 44 points. Amalgamated Copper was quiet and kept within a half point range. ' Market Oossin. ' Furnished by A. G.- Goodwin. Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave.J Opening Liverpool cables: Wheat and corn d lower. Second Liverpool cables: Wheat and corn 4d lusher. Chicago grain receipts: Wheat, 37 cars; corn, 102 cars: oats, 89 cars. Kansas City grain receipts: Wheat, 21 cars; corn, 63 cars: oats, 10 cars. Same day a year ago: Wheat, 96 cars; corn, 31 cars: oats. none. Closing Liverpool cables: Wheat and com yd higher for the day. Kansas City: May wheat Puts, 77fec; calls, 78c; curb, 78Ve. May corn Puts, 68?e; calls, 6914c; curb. 68c New York Honey Market. New York, Dec 20. Noon MONEY Money on call nominal at 5(c?6 per cent: prime mercantile paper, 5t534 per cent; sterling exchange fairly steady with ac tual business in bankers' fpills at $4.86'H: 4.86'' for demand and at $4.834.83 for 60 days; posted rates, $4.84&4.S714; com mercial bills. $4.82W4.83. SILVER Mexican dollars, 43c BONDS Government bonds heavy. To day's CAiotations: ' U. S. refunding 2s, registered 108 U. S. refunding 2s. coupon H1914 U. S. 3s, registered 108 TJ. S. 5a, registered U. S. 5s, coupon 107 108 Butter Market. New York, Dec 20. BUTTER Firm. State dairy, 1523c: creamery, 16625c; June creamery, 1521c; factory, 12iiO 15c. SUGAR Raw steady. Fair refining, 3 9-32c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3c; molasses sugar, 3 l-32c. Refined steady. Crushed, $5.40: powdered, $5.00; granulated, $4.90. COFFEE Steady. Na 7 Rio. 6& Cotton Market, New York". Dec 20. COTTON Spot cot ton closed quiet. Middling uplands, 8c; middling gulf, 8c. Sales, 612 bales. Galveston, Dec. 20. COTTON Steady at 8c Range of Prices fFurnlshed by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grain, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Of- flee 110 West Sixth street. 'Phone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. Chicago, Dec. 20. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT Dec 75 76 75 76 754 May ... 79- 8014- 79V4-54 79 July ... 7954 80 79- 80!4 79- CORN Dec 63 ' May ... 66- 67 6614 6674 63 July ... 66- 66 66 66 66 OATS Dec 44 May ... 45 45 44 44-46 44 July ...38- 38 38 8S 38- PORK Jan 16 10 16 20 16 17 16 17 16 12 May ...16 55-5216 72 16 65 16 72 16 57-60 LARD May ... 9 65 9 72 9 62 9 72 9 67 ) Jan .... 960 967 9 57 967 9 72 RIBS Jan 8 30 8 32 8 30 8 32 8 30 I May ... 8 47 8 57 47 8 57 8 50 Kansas City Oram. Furnished by A. G. Goodwin, Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave. Kansas City, Dec 20. Open High Low Close Yea WHEAT- nv Den, 1 " Mayf "I. 77- 78 77 78 77 CgN 8 6S Jan 6X 6x14 6S Ks'i-H 68 March . 68 6X 6X 6S May ..! 68 6 66 68 6S Bid. Ranee of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grain Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Of fice 110 West Sixth street. "Phone 4s. Correspondent Christie Orain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo.J New York. Dec. 20. Op'n H1i?h LowCI'se Yes Sugar 11!4 190 Wi 11 12" People's Gas 101 102 101 101 101 Amal.Copper .... 65 67 4 67 6jH B. R. T. 62 64 62(4 64 3 XT. S. Steel 44 44 41 ..... 41 Texas Pacific .... 38 89 3, 39 38 M K. & T 62 B2 62 52 C'O W 24 24 24 24 24 Rock Island 151 K2 151 152 151 St Paul M2 164 12 163 M' Atchison, com ... 77 70 77 Jh 77 Atchison pfd .... & 101 9 1074 99t Manhauan .7 .... 133 134 133'! 134 132 Western Union . 91 91 91 91 93 Mo. Pacific 103 101 103 102 Wabash 42 42 41 42 41 So7 Pacific 59 61 69 59 U P., com 101 l' 101 102 101'i U P., pfd...' 88 9H 8 89 88 Southern Rwy. .. 82 33 32 33 33 4xii 44 4SV 4 4X N. Y. Central .... 165 1; 165 166 lr, T. C. L 62 63 62 6.1 62 Erie C. B. T . Parlfio Mail 46 45 45 46 46 r C. L 62 63 62 6.1 62 Srle 39 4' 4o 4' 30 -AO 46 46 ! 46 46 3. & 0 101 102 101 12 101 , & N 105 106 105 HW 106 Bid. Ex-dividend of 1 per cent.