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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 25, 1902.
8 PECK OF TROUBLE New Benefit District Source of - Many Blunders. and held her. They were but three feet from the edge of a 300 foot chasm. Their companions quickly organized a rescue party, descending to the ledge by a narrow, winding path. Cowan was found clutching the unconscious girl's clothing In one hand and a clump of bushes in the other. Both were saved. LOOK HERE ! For Two Days (Tuesday and Wednesday) YOU CAN BUY Any of our $10, $12 and $15 Suits for $6.75 Any of our $7.50 to $10 Suits for 4.7 5 f Boys' Fancy Worsted $4.00 3-piece Suits for...... 2.25 2 Boys' Fancy Worsted $2.50 3-piece Suits for...... 1.50 I Boys' Fancy Worsted $1.50 3-piece Suits for 89o X Men's Fancy Striped $5 and $6 Panta for 2.90 ? . Men's Corduroy $2.50 Pants for 1.25 J Boys' Fancy Worsted Knee Pants for 50c Boys All-wool Pants lor The Star Shoe I 420 KANSAS AVENUE. I C TWO DOORS NORTH OF POSTOFFICE ) t S25 TO SEATTLE, TAC0MA, PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, Also Intermediate Points, Via Direct Route. Tickets on sale daily during Eureka Lake and Return, $1.73 Good for 10 days, and on Local Trains only. For further information call on J. C. FULTON, F. A. LEWIS, D. T. A., North Topeka. CP. ST. A., 525 Kansas Ave. The date of the marriage of Mr. Chas. Prescott Allen Clough of Kansas City, formerly of Topeka. and Miss Jennie Barbara Barzen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Barzen of Kansas City, has been set for the morninz of September 24 in St. Vincent's chapel. Mr. Sfeelton Burr of Topeka will be one of the ush ers. Miss Tillie Barzen. Miss Emily Barzen and Miss Louise Glasner will be the maids and Mr. Beverley C. Pratt, groomsman, Mr. Charles Lester Schmack, Mr. J. H. Smith, Mr.' Roland Murrow and Mr. Theodore Parker the other ushers. Mrs. Ralph Zane has issued Invita tions for a celebration of the twenty fifth wedding anniversary of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Steinberg, Tues day night, August 26, at Turner hall. Notes and Personal Mention. Mrs. Albert Morss Patten and Mrs. Prank Scott Davis, who are in Emporia were the guests of honor at a reception given by their hostess, Mrs. J. M. Tan ner, Saturday. Mr. Franklyn Hunt Is in Leavenworth for a few days and goes from there to New York city for a month. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bonebrake and children of Osage City, are here for a week with Mrs. , Bonebrake's mother. Mrs. J. B. Thompson, 1014 Topeka ave nue. Miss M. E. Hollis, of Chicago, is the guest of Mrs. G. J. Mulvane. Mr. Howel Jones, Jr., returned today from Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has been several months. Miss Nettie Newmark. of Lawrence, was the guest of Miss Jessie Myers Sunday. Mr. Harry Parks and Mr. Reuben Spi vey went to Rossville this morning for a fortnight's shooting. Mr. Torrence Ewart of Oklahoma City mho spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ewart, went to Kansas City this morning. Mr. B. E. Zartman is expected to leave Stormont hospital where he has been for a fortnight Wednesday. Mrs. W. L. Newcomer will accompany her sister. Miss Bessie Kumm, who has been with her most of the summer to her home in Pittsburg, next week. Miss Mildred Poindexter has returned from a visit to Miss Josephine Gay in Kansas City. Mr. Albert T. Reid is In Kansas City. Mr. Sheldon Wentworth and his guest, Mr. Fred Walker of Pittsburg. Kan., who have been in Tooeka a few days, leave Tuesday for Missouri from where they return to school at St. John's, Sa lina, the first of September. Miss Reita Updegraff and Miss Jessie Campbell will go to Maple Hill Wednes- aay to soend a week with Mrs. R. T. jUpdegran. Mrs. A. C. Morse, who is the guest of ber daughter, Mrs. W. G. Dickie, leaves for ber home in Lancaster, Wis., Tues day. Mr. Merritt Hodson of Chicago is the guest of the W. M. Wellcome family. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. O'Neil have returned to their home In Chillicothe after a visit in Potwin. ,14r. and Mrs. Will Griffith returned , JSOC & Clothing Co. t September and October. from a fortnight in Colorado Saturday. Miss Dora Johnson, Miss Vina John Bon and Miss Edith Coles have returned from Denver and Manitou. Miss Edith Torrence of 324 Quincy street goes to Kansas City Wednesday for three weeks. Miss Marion Balderson, of Louisville, will spend two weeks visiting Miss Ruth Tineher. Mr. Harold Copeland went to Ottawa today. PETE THE PINCHER. He Made Things Interesting For Women in Stores. Saturday afternoon "Pete thePincher" left town at the request of Sheriff Cook. "Pete the Pincher's" right name is Hawkins, so he says, and Cook had been Hunting for Hawkins" for some time when he found him. There was no ef fusiveness about the meeting. Cook merely nodded at Hawkins and Haw knis merely glanced at Cook and then they walked down Kansas avenue and Hawkins took a Rock Island train for somewhere. Cook don't care where. Pete the Pincher" had been making trouble in the dry goods stores. His presence, after he had operated for a wnue, was very obnoxious to the . wo men in the stores. He had a mad and uncontrollable desire to pinch and he was not particular in what locality he pinched. Pete the Pincher went into the dry goods stores where the aisles were crowded and his wanderings could be told by stifled screams and.exclama- tions. He very unceremoniously pinched the women in the crowd. A woman might be buying a piece of red canton flannel when suddenly she would feel something which .she thought might be a snake bite. . she would scream and grab her arm or some otier part of her anatomy and look around to find Haw kins standing there unconcerned. He was caught in Crosby Brothers' store and nabbed by Erastus Crosby who escorted Mm to the Bidewalk lust in time to meet Sheriff Cook who took Mr. Hawkins in tow and piloted him to the depot after making him promise he would leave town. Fruit Trust in Sight. Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 25. Special ad vices received here from London say there is very little probability that the United fruit company of New Orleans and Bos ton; Elder, Dempster & Co., of Liverpool and the Fyfes, of Aberdeen, will combine their fruit interests. .. . Stole $3,800 in Silver. Aberdeen, S. D., Aug. 25. The First National bank was robbed of thirty-eight hundred dollars in silver Sunday night. The robbers entered the basement, thence going upstairs. They cut a hole In the vault through the side steel. The chest was not opened, the silver being stored in sacks in the vault outside of the safe. Maine Makes New Record, Philadelphia. Aug. 25. The new battle ship Maine returned to Cramp's shipyards today from her trial trip over the Cape Ann course. The vessel is said to have made a new coast record yesterday on the run between Boston lightship and the Overfalls light ship oft the Delaware capes, covering the distance of 410 miles in 24 hours. 10 minutes. Her average speed was lh.su Knots. - Abilene and Return, 92.88. Tickets on sale August 27th. UNION PACIFIC R. R. Farmers' Annual Picnic at Berryton, August 26th. Rate 30 cents for the round trip. Train leaves Missouri Pacific depot at 7 a. m. returning at 6 p. m. Everybody In vited. . .. oo City Officers Hear No End of ..Complaints INVOLVES 4,500 LOTS. Will Probably Get Into Courts in End. the Means an Expenditure of Over $17,000 in Money. It is not much wonder that in organ izing seventeen benefit districts for opening streets, involving a special tax on about 4,500 lots, and a total expendi true of $17,013, there should have been some mistakes made. The city officials are now getting the full benefit of the mistakes. There is a procession of Indignant or inquiring taxpayers constantly headed for the city building, and the city at torney and city clerk are kept busy ex plaining and conciliating. Usually the taxpayer is satisfied, after investigation, that he is not being robbed or victim ized, but occasionally there is ail excep tion. - The biggest exception so far is in the benefit district known as "district for opening Second street from Western avenue to Fillmore, Third street from soutbeast corner of Fernald tract to Fillmore, and to widen Fillmore fron. Third street to the south line of tne Bromich tract." It will cost $6,445 tt make these improvements, according to the apraisers' report, and the people liv ing in the district are preparing to hold a meeting for the purpose of taking at concerted action to smash tne wnoie proposition. It is practically certain that a suit will be filed in the district court to enjoin the collection of the spe cial tax,, and thus test the validity ,of the organization of the district. The district which is planning to make this fight in the courts involves a larger expenditure of money than any other one district. It covers a territory bounded on the north by the city limits. on the east by Polk street, on the south by Fifth street, and on the west by Buchanan street. The people living in this district make two principal objec tions to the collection of the proposed tax. First, they maintain that the district should have been made a great deal larger, so that the cost to each lot would have been less. To raise the $6,- 445 required to buy the property con demned it will be necessary to tax every lot about $10. The average for all the benefit districts in town is only about $3,75 per lot. Second, it is claimed that the apprais ers were unjust in their appraisement, and have made it necessary for those who live at some distance from the pro posed improvement, and who are not benefited thereby, to pay the same as those who live in the immediate vicin ity. The appraisers were R. M. Spivey, Samuel Dolman and Fred N. Millet. They insist that they have done the work according to law. It may be that the city has made mis takes in handling the vast amount of business required to create seventeen benefit districts for opening streets. The responsibility for the mistakes is nrob- aDiy divided between the- council, the appraisers and the taxpayers. The council may have made mistakes in de- I terminine the boundaries for the dis tricts and in "railroading" through the appraisers' reports without knowing what they were doing; the appraisers may have erred in their judgment, and the taxpayers are no doubt at fault for failing to protect their interests by keep ing tneir eye on botn the council and the appraisers until too late. The excuse for all these blunders Is not hard to find. Topeka simply tried to handle more of this sort of business this season than its official facilities permit. In common slang, it bit oft more than it could masticate. It tried to do so much that it has to rush things through without due consideration. One of the biggest benefit districts in the city, for the opening of Morse street, was officially buried by the coun cil after the appraisers had made up their report, because Councilman Ber gundthal, who owned property in the district, was not satisfied with the amount of damages allowed him by the appraisers, and threatened to start a suit unless it was rectified. It would perhaps have been a good thing if other districts had been similarly buried. Creating benefit districts for street op ening, and appraising-the property in those districts, is a bitter sort of a pill, and involves an immense amount of work, to say nothing of expense. The council has for vear after year delayed taking this Dill, and the clamor for the opening of certain streets, especially in North Topeka, has been growing louder and louder. This year, the council grit ted its teeth, and decided to finish up everything in sight at one gulp. The result is that the rush of work is big ger than the city is prepared to -handle with ease. The following is a complete list of the 17 districts which have been created, and the amount which It will cost to make the specified improvement: Opening Second and Third and widening Fillmore $ 6,445.00 Opening alley in rear of Spruce street 145.00 Extending Twelfth street from Beal's addition to Chandler 161.00 Opening and extending Laurent, Norris, Polk and Taylor S.128.00 Widening Fifteenth between Clay . and Buchanan 250.00 Opening alley between Garfield and Mulvane 82.00 Opening alley between Garfield and West 82.00 Widening Van Buren between Bea con and Twenty-third 200.00 Opening alley between Lincoln and Lane 160.00 Widening Tyler through Ram bo addition 800.00 Widening West and Thirteenth streets 2,500.00 Widening Jefferson street: - 800.00 Opening West street 600.00 Opening alley between Madison and Jefferson 80.00 Opening alley between Monroe and. Quincy 50.00 Opening Chandler 1,300.00 Opening Fourth street . ......... 260.00 Total tl7.013.00 STEPPED OVER A CLIFF. Mountain Climbers Have Narrow Es cape From Death. Mount Eagle, Tenn., Aug. 25. At For est Point last night Miss Vinnie Tucker, a prominent young woman of Decherd, and one of a party on a mountain trip, stepped over the cliff. Sidney Cowan, of Nashville, sprang to her rescue. He caught her, but too late to prevent her fall. Both were dragged over the precipice together and landed on the in cline 40 feet below. Though Cowan was badly shaken up he was still conscious as his body rolled down the ledge, and he caught hold of a bush which stayed his descent. Miss Tucker, bleeding and unconscious, was rolling down the way be had gone.' As she passed he caught CAUGHT A PICKPOCKET. He Tried to Bob a Kansas City Kooter. Two of the Craddock rooters, who came to Topeka Saturday, went home minus their money and Samuel Martin is locked up In the police station charg ed with having picked it from their pockets. . Martin was arrested about midnight Saturday after a footrace between him and the police which was enlivened by a dozen pistol shots. Martin was ap prehended at the Rock Island depot, just as the last fusion rooters were leaving for home, with his hand in an other man's pocket and in his hand was a purse containing some small change. The man yelled and Martin ran, leaVr ing the pocketbook behind. Several po licemen were standing near and they gave chase. Martin sprinted around the depot building with Officers Lucas, Bradshaw and Jackson following him. When he reached Kansas avenue he started east on First street with a fusil lade of shots aiding him at every jump. John Lucas got his swamD angel to working and the bullets came so close to Martin that he thought it best to stop. He was taken to the station but the man whose pocket he had been in vestigating had taken the train for home. Earlier in the evening a Kansas City man who came with the excursion ists, was robbed of $100. Chief of Police Zimmer, of Kansas City, notified Chief Donovan that he would find out who the men were and have them appear against Martin. HIT HIM ON HEAD. Janitor of Grand Opera House Hurt in a Fight. Henry Robb, the colored janitor at the Grand opera house, was injured late Saturday night in , a fight which took place in the opera house. Robb is now at Christ hospital with his head cut and bruised. He will recover. J. W. Kershner and Arthur Douglass were working In the opera house at night finishing their work before the house opens tonight. They say that Robb came into the house where they were working at midnight Saturday and that he started the trouble by try ing to put them out. Kershner says Robb struck him twice and then grab bed him around the waist and bit him on the shoulder, Kershner struck Robb with a wooden mallet. Then the two men overpowered him and took him to the police station where his wounds were dressed. No arrests were made. LEASES BATTLE ABBEY. An American Will Reside in the His - i toric Structure. New York, Aug.' 25. Battle Abbey, the hristoric pile which marks the spot where Herold, surrounded by his Saxons, fell be fore the ax of William the Conquerer at the battle of Hastings, has been leased for a term of years, says the Herald, to Michael' P. Grace, brother of former Mayor William R. Grace. Mr. Grace will use the abbey as a win ter residence. , T, For a long time Mr. Grace has leased Lord Howe's estate in Hertfordshire for his winter home. - Battle Abbey, which beloned to the late Duchess of Cleveland, widow of the fourth and last duke of .Cleveland and mother of Lord Rosberj-; was sold at auction last autumn to Sir Augustus Frederick Walpole Webster, ' a descendant of Sir Thomas Webster, who bought the abbey from the sixth Viscount Montague In 1718, and in whose family the abbey remained for 130 years. The purchase price was the equivalent of $1,000,000. WILL BE 20 FEET WIDE. i County Commissioners Fix Width of Sixth. Avenue Road. The county commissioners this morn ing decided that the pavement for the West Sixth street road should be 20 feet wide. ; The commmissloners willpayforl7feet out of the road fund and, the other three feet will be paid for by the property owners interested in the pavement. The brick company, for its donation, will pave the west 500 feet with brick. The balance of the pavement will be macad am. The pavement will be from the east line of Gage park to the west line of the Harstsock property. After this is finish ed the commissioners intend to pave the road, on the north side of the river, which leads to the brick yard bridge, and later pave part of the Burlingame road. MANY NEW MEMBERS. They Will Be Voted Into T. A. A. Tonight. There will be a meeting at' the To peka Athletic association tonight and 70 new members will be voted, into the as sociation. Plans will be discussed at this meet ing for the improvement of the associa tion quarters and the addition of spe cial features. The association is now having a revival, as shown by the list of applicants for. membership. The bowling alleys are to be put in first class condition at once and during the coming winter several bowling tourna ments will be held and matches will be played with teams from other cities. Special attention will be- given to pool and billiards and exhibitions and matches will be played at the association rooms. . 4 FOB BOBBING BUTLER. Two Brothers Arrested Charged With the Crime. - The police arrested Harry and John Devlin Sunday on the charge of high way robbery upon the person of William Butler. Butler was robbed late Friday night on East Fifth street by two men who struck him over the head and after rob bing him left him lying unconscious on "the sidewalk. Butler was able, when he regained his senses, to makejils way to his home. He described his assail ants to the police. Chief Donovan is certain he has the right men. Uniformity Convention. Saratoga, N. T., Aug. 25. The statu board of commissioners for promoting uniformity of legislation, in the Unitea States met here today in national con ferenca. Abilene and Return, $2.68. Tickets on sale August 27th. UNION PACIFIC R. R. REST THE BEST RAGES THE LARGEST CROWDS. The Greatest CARNIVAL by Day, and VAUDEVILLE by Night, Ever on THE TOPEKA STATE FAIR BINDS, Week of September 8 -13. MBMHissssssssssMMslsMissssssssssMMWHsssssP Half Rates on Ml Railroads. PRIVILEGES OF ALL KINDS FOR SALE O P. UPDEGRAFF, Secretary. TO FUSE OR HOT. question Confronting Nevada Silver Men nd Democrats. Reno, Nev., Aug. 25. The silver party state convention meets in this city to morrow to nominate a congressman and a full state ticket. The Democratic state convention meets here also on the same date and for the same purpose Fusion may or may not be effected. The Democrats are fighting Sadler's renomination for governor, and it is be lieved that Congressman Newlahds. candidate for United States senator, is behind the fight made on Sadler. John Sparks is being boomed by the Demo crats for the position, but he has not yet consented to run. Sparks is a wealthy cattle man and owner of the famous Wedekind mine. Sadler claims that he has votes enough to secure the nomination. C, D. Van Duger is an avowed can- THIS IS THE LAST WEEK Diamond C Soap Voting; Contest Ends Saturday Night. Saturday will be the last day of the Diamond "C" soap contest. Between now and that time the contestants must put forth their final efforts in gathering the valuable wrappers from Diamond "C" soap. The indications are that the closing of the race will be strenuous and excitins. The following Is the standing of first 25 contestants at noon today: Mrs. I B. Crowd er, 223 Klein. .8,054 Leah Saunders, 620 Lake . 7,033 MrstFannie Harris, SOI Lake. . 4,392 Ethel Year gain, 409 E. Third, 3,717 Mrs. Blake, 2009 Harrison ...... 3,180 Cora Stevens, 707 Lake 2,70S Kate McKeirnan, 805 East Sixth. ..1,001 Jessie McCord, -Crosby Bros. ....... 821 Margaret Crow1719 W. 10th. 609 Harry Drelsbach, 213 Harrison.... 523 Mrs. D. Dillon. 500 Fillmore...... 500 Edna Groves,-817 Monroe...'........ 463 Iva Grow, Western Woolen mills.. 435 Zaidee B. Gilbert, 2200 W. Tenth 407 Harry Pettit, confectionery....' 383 Emma Schafer, Ind. TeL Co 362 Emma Sholes, 211 Hancock 334 Hazel Thomas, 500 Swygart ave 334 Minnie Boyle, 1433 No. Kan. Ave..- 334 Margaret Goodrich, Continental Creamery ... 205 Mrs. Craig, laundress S7 Ogeal Wilson. 1405 Jackson... 210 John, Page, 227 Monroe..: .'186 Nellie Willits, 707 Topeka avenue... 14 Gretta Elliott, 618 Monroe 128 Booklet giving details and con ditions of the contest can be had at F. W. Swear in fen's Jewelry Store, 724 Kansas .'avenue, or write the Cud any Packing Co Topeka. WIIX HAVE THE WE a Most Horses. If You Want Any, 415 Jackson Street. didate for congress, but there are sev eral others. Lem Allen is another aspirant for gov. ernor, but It is thought he will be con tent with the nomination for lieutenant governor. Howell, the present incum bent, has opposition for the office of secretary of state in the person of Nate Rolf, also a silver man. All the delegates of both conventions are here and the questions of fusion and the distribution of the offices are being discussed. It is impossible to forecast the result. THOMPSON'S LAST BET. "Butch" Died Without Knowing He Had Won $900 on Herbert. Saratoga, Aug. 25. The funeral of "Butch" Thompson, the veteran book maker, was held and his partner, Leo Swatts, was collecting the last bet he ever made. Many prominent men. Including two United States senators, three judges and the majority of the racing men attended the funeral. The bet collected by Swatts was made the day Thompson died. It was on Her bert, the winner of the handicap. Thomp son, who had been in the habit of sending small commissions to the track from the hospital, where he was' a patient, picked out Herbert as the winner of the race when he knew he had but a few hours to live. He directed that J1.000 be piacc-d on the horse at odds at 10 to 9. Herbert won easily, and Thompson made t!W. He died without knowing that his horse had won. Thompson left an estate of $300,000. most ly in personal property. It will go to his relatives. SEVEN MATCHES AT ONCE. Epworth . League Discussion Ends in Wholesale Engagements. Harrisburg, 111., Aug. 25. At a meet ing of the Epworth league at Mount Carmel the question, "Why I Never Married?" was thoroughly discussed by seven young men and seven young wo men. The last of the seven young girls said the "reason she never married was be cause she never had the chance, and. further, if given the chance she would prove her reasons were correct. The meeting wound up by the seven young men proposing, and each proposal was accepted. Boston to Believe the Ranger. Washington, Aug. 25. The navy de partment will shortly order the pro tected cruiser Boston, which .recently was placed in commission, and which is now at Bremerton, to Panama, to re lieve the gunboat Ranger of the watch upon isthmian affairs from the Pacific side. The cruiser Philadelphia, which was relieved at Panama by the Ranger, arrived at Bremerton Saturday, and will In a few days be laid up for re pairs. Excursion Bates via Bock Island , ' System.. St. Joe, Mo., and return, - account - Elks' carnival .'... 12.35 Abilene, Kas., and return. Wood men's log rolling 2.86 Clyde, Kas., and return. Water melon carnival 3.26 For selling dates and return limits see Rock Island agents. . Accidents come with distressing fre quency on the. farm. Cuts, bruises, stings, sprains. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil relieves the pain instantly. ,. Never safe without it. City Ticket Office. Cnkm Pacific R. & K Kansas Av n llll Star Grocery E. nontgocnery, Prop. 1 12 E,. 6th. Phone 252.' 25 lbs. Granulated Sugar, Si. 00 With other groceries amounting to 15.00. Crackers, by the box 5 'O Ginger Soaps, lb. ........ . . .. 5c 10 bars Good Soap 25c Can Sorghum 10c 5-lb. can Baking Powder. .... 60o Club House Salmon ......... 15c Reed Mnrdock's Mocha and Java Coffee 20o 2 cans Apricots 25c 2 cans Choice Table Peaches. . 25c New Pack Early June Peas. . . 10c 2 lbs. Choice Bulk Coffee ....25c Large sack Table Salt 5c Strictly Pure Maple Syrup, qt . 35c Bulk Starch, pound . . . . ....... 5o 8-ounce bottle Extract. 25o 20 pounds Sal Soda. ........ 25c Unfermented Qrape Juice, bote 25c jfoi CRAWJORD THEATER 8:is TONIGHT , 8:15 The Enormous Success, Hall Caine a Grandest Story, THE PENITENT. With Entire Park Theater, Bo ton. Pro duction and Cast. Direction of W. E. NANKEVILLE. See Great Forge Scene. Watch Ex quisite Denouncement. Prices, 25c, 35c, 60c.75c, rjkgj-Jrx FRIDAY A WD KATUKDAtLsTiiPSoi Two Nlfhts and Matinee, - The Big Melo-Dramatic Feast, JAMES BOYS IN MISSOURI." A new modern stage story. A roman tic love tale. Also embodying sensation al features and situations of intense in terest. The great "Blue Cut" train rob bery as it actually occurred Sept. 7, '81. Prices: 25, and GOc. Seats ready Wed nesday. GRAND OPKIA HOUSE 8:is V TONIOHT 8:15 Stater's Madison Square Theater Co. - ' In Gillette's Masterpiece, "HELD 0Y THE EHEUY" Prices 10c. 20c. soc High-Class Drama and Vaudeville evarjr night Card of Thanks. We extend our heartfelt and sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness shown us QUriDB BIL-IVUCD. UHUI OX OUT lfttlo Hmivbtjir and sister Mi mn Um Ij. M. Fraxler and son, '