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THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1905.
5 Mills' Store News A few hints of what will be fashionable in Dress Goods for Spring Nineteen Hundred and Five: English mohair. And Fashion says, "A great mohair Spring." America has caught the craze; some of the great fashion potentates are using mo hairs. Bradford, England, produces the finest mo hairs; they have never ceased making them. Their rich, blooming blacks have never been equaled; there is a certain finish and style about them that no other makers seem able to obtain. Fortunately we placed our orders early for these English Mo-, hairs, and now have a splendid showing of them in stock and more due to arrive soon 50c to $1.50. A Wealth of Wash Weaves Gauzy garments abloom with Summer's own beautiful 'flowers ; her roses, single buds, wreaths, garlands. Some with the tiny buds just waking up to the wide awake rose and the entire flowering vine; stripes, spaced and barred; filmy silk mulls, as though its threads were woven from spring zephvrs 25c to 75c. Imported and domestic dimi- M ties even some of these able "cross-bar" check fever stripes, cords and bars support flowers and all over designs 10c to 25c. LINENS Linen Suitings and TVaistings. A showing worthy of the front place that linens hold in Fashion's spring scheme. Fine and coarse, some with round threads, sturdy butcher's linen BASE BALL GAMES. Twelve Contests to Precede the. Regu lar Season. Secretary W. F. Logan of the To- reka Baseball association this mom ingr gave out an official statement con cerning the preliminary games to be i!ayed in Topeka before the regular Western association schedule begins. The games and dates follows: March 2 4 St. Louis Browns vs. Browns "try-outs." April 8 Topeka vs. Washburn col lege. April 9 Topeka vs. Kansas City Sch melzers. April 11 Topeka vs. Washburn col lege. April lege. April cuts.'' 15 Topeka vs. Washburn col- 16 Topeka vs. Topeka "try- April 1 9 Topeka vs. Fort Scott. April L'O Topeka vs. Fort Scott. April 21 Topeka vs. Washburn. April 22 Topeka vs. Washburn. - April 23 Topeka vs. Kansas City Thomas Blues. April 2S Topeka vs. Pittsburg. This preliminary schedule shows a total of 11 games, entirely enough to limber up the men who will wear blue and white uniforms for Topeka this FuiTiitiPr. "I think that will be plenty." commented Secretary Logan, "to take all the kinks out of their arms. If the weather is good we will play them all, but if it should prove too severe, say cold and wet, we might have to cut some of them out. All of the games should be pretty good contests. Interest at Washburn is to be strong again this year. We have five games with the col lege. The Kansas City Schmelzers and the Kansas City Thomas Klues are both ftrong aggregations and have the repu tation of playing mighty good baseball. We have Fort Scott and Pittsburg on the schedule for games. They both be long to the new Missouri Valley league and will give us good contests. In that wny we will also have a chance to com part the old league with our new West ern association. "We had St. Joe of the Western league down for a couple of games." continued Mr. Logan, "but Secretary Percy Chamberlain demanded too much guarantee money, so we cut them out." "Will you take the team away from here for any games?" was asked of Mr. Logan. '"We may go to Atchison." he replied. "That town plays independent ball and would like to have us come down. We have made no definite decision on that score, however." On April 18 the fans here in Topeka will have a chance to vote on the make up of the team for the summer. On that date the regulars will play the try-outs who are coming here. After the contest ballots, containing the names and posi tions of the players, will be distributed to the spectators and they will be ask ed to mark crosses after the names of 8 players and 4 pitchers. "We want to get the sentiment of the Topeka fans." said Secretary Logan in speaking of the matter. "That is the reason we will do that. I believe that the general sentiment will favor the line up printed in the State Journal the other evening. By April 16 the fans will have an opportunity to see all. the reg ulars and new men in action and will be able to make up their minds as to the capabilities of the various men. I think it a good idea. It will help to stimulate interest any way." Wanted To buy. up-to-date National Cash Resistor. Give lowest price and description. Add., G. H., Journal. "I suffered for months from sore throat. Electric Oil cured mo in 24 hours." M. S. Gist, Hav.esviHe, Ky. I llGiD PERFECTION in SATISFACTION e4n What more Clothes of f.. 4 2fZ?'($ v8 lsS'A&Zs x i have eansrht the fashion FROM WEBB JIcXALL. Ho Kxplains That 'Item" In Miscel laneous Appropriation Bill. Gaylord, Kan., March 11, 1905. To the Editor of the State Journal. In your Issue of Friday you call at tention to an item In the miscellane ous appropriation bill for myself in the sum of $500, and leave the im pression that the item is wrong and should not have been allowed. Here are the facts: At the special session of 18 98, I as superintendent of insurance recommended to the governor a bill providing for direct taxes upon all companies doing busi ness in Kansas. When the legislature convened in December Hugh Farrelly introduced the bill that became a law at that session providing for what is known as the 2 and 4 per cent direci tax, and within sixty days after the passage of the law I collected and turned over to the state treasurer over $55,290, more money from the same companies than was ever collect ed before. After I went out of office the latter part of March, li99, I was Sued by the Metropolitan Insurance company of New York for the sum of over $1,2 06. with S per cent interest, claiming that I had construed the law, so that it was retroactive in its provisions, in other words in collect ing the money one year before it was due. Ex-Chief Justice Horton was their attorney. T was sued in the dis trict court of Shawnee county. I was beaten in the lower court. I em ployed Attorneys Quinton & Quinton to assist me in the supreme court. We vere successful, the entire court hold ing that I rightfully collected the money. I was out of pocket $50 for printing brief and other expenses. In the legislature of 1903 the senate committee on ways and means al lowed to Webb MeNall and Quinton Jk Quinton attorneys' fees in said case before the supreme court the sum of one thousand dollars. It passed the senate without one dissenting vote. When it went to the house it was re ferred to the house committee on ways and means, and I omitted to go before them, when the bill got back on the calendar. Webb McNall's name was omitted, and the item was cut down to $500. for Quinton & Quinton. (1 got the cahoots.) This winter I went before the "Joint mmittee on ways and means" and they allowed me the $500. There was only one member of the house that was op posed to the bill, and he said that his "conscience would not permit him to support the same" but he supported all of the other items in the miscel laneous appropriation bill. I might further say. had this suit against me been successful it meant for the state to refund to the insur ance companies the sum of $55,290, with 6 per cent interest. WEBB JIcXALL. F.uilds up the system, puts pure, rich blood in the veins: makes men and women strong and healthy Burdock Blood Bit ters. At any drug store. Special Uomeseekers Rates via Santa Fe. March 21 special h'omeseekers' tickets will be sold to Galveston. Ft. Worth, Dallas. Houston, San Antonio and other Texas points at the extremely Iow rate of $15.00 for the round trip. Points in Pecos Valley and return $20. El Paso and return $26.50. Rate of one fare plus $2.00 to points in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas and Texas, tickets limited to 21 days from date of sale and stop overs allowed on the going trip withm 15- days. For full information, literature, etc., address T. L. King, C. P. and T. A.. Topeka, Kan. style, quality, finish. in price. can we say? 0- ZT Quality. FOUGHT A Miss Tillie Henline Kas En counter With a Highwayman. Ife Had Secured Her Purse and TVatch. THREW THE MAN DOWN. Escaped While He Was Helpless on Ground. Police Said It Was Too late to Work on Case. Did Not Appear Till Nearly Noon Next Day. The latest of a series of holdup outrages which have been running in Topeka, was committed Saturday night, when Miss Tillie Henline was robbed by a neijro thug on one of the principal streets and within a block of her home. Miss Henline, who Is employed as a saleslady in Crockett's furnishing store, started home alone at 10:li Saturday night, was followed from the tranfer station by a negro, and between Tenth and Eleventh on Quincy was seized by the negro and robbed of a wrist purse containing a gold watch and $6 in cash. Miss Henline fought the negro des perately, and in the struggle pushed him down. He was Injured, evident ly, by the fall, as blood stains were found on the pavement . where the struggle occurred. Miss Henline was seen at her home, 1134 Quincy street, this morning, and she told the story of the encounter. The wonderful part of the affair is not the robbery, as robbery is a fre quent occurrence, but in the plucky defense of a lone woman against a brutal negro, which places Miss Henline in the list with the bravest of women. She didn't collapse or faint but put up such a light as her assailant will remember. The story is best told in her own words: "I left the store about 10:15," said Miss Henline, "and walked to the transfer station, where I paused a moment to speak to Mrs. Emmons, a lady employed at the Jones store. As I prepared to resume my journey she said: 'You are not going home alone are you ?' I answered that I had gone home alone every Saturday night fr a long time. 'Then hold on to your pocketbook," she said. "I nm sure that our conversation must have been overheard by the negro as he stood in the crowd around the station, for when I started on he followed me, at a distance. I was nervous, on account of what she had said, and I tried to make myself be lieve that was the reason I imagined I was followed. I turned east on Tenth, and the neprro turned too. Still I tried to think there was nothing wrong, but as I passed Mr. Camp bell's livery barn I turned out into the street. As I crossed over onto Quincy street and turned soulh. the negro went on east, and I thought he was gone. But as I turned in toward the sidewalk again he turned and cut across the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Tenth and Quincy. He was crouched over, and walking lightly in the grass, and aiming to head me off. I saw it was a fact that he was fol lowing me, and I started to run. The negro came at me. running fast and swinging his arms. I turned upon him, fearing that he would strike me in the back and I would be powerless to de fend myself. He ran up and seized me by the shoulder. His other hand was drawn back I do not know whether he was going to strike me or not, but it looked like it. Then he said, not very loud. 'Give me that purse.' I drew back the purse and grabbed him by the throat. I know he had on a flannel shirt, because .the collar was heavy and soft. He grabbed my other arm and tore the purse from my wrist. I had screamed for help when he first attacked me, and now I pushed him hard as I could with both hands. He fell north, on his back, and I lost my balance from the effort and fell the other way. I could not regain my feet for probably two or three seconds, but when I did got up I saw him lying on his back and kicking with both feet. He seemed unable to get up, and I did not wait to see if he could. I ran home as fast as I could. "I was so overcome with the excite ment that I could do nothing for a few minutes after I got home, but when I had recovered I went over to the house of a neighbor. Mr. Knowlton. He was not at home yet, and I feared to go any further away from home to teil the other neighbors. In a short time Mr. Knowlton came home, when I told him, he went and telephoned tor the police. lhey toid him it was too late to do anything that night, and they would come and see about it the next day. The police did not come until 11 o'clock Sunday. Mr. Lucas, the sheriff, had been here before them and had heard my story. "The negro who robbed me was a man a little above medium height, and although dark darker than the ordi nary mulatto was not real black. He wore a suit of some mixed material which looked dark gray at night, and a soft hot of about the same color. I think when they find him they will discover some injury on his head. I think he was hurt by the fall." The fact that the police were too busy to come out in reply to a holdup call Saturday night, was probably due to the fact that a joint raid was in progress, and all the available officers were so employed. One would nat urally suppose that the police could afford to let a joint, which will be in the same place and doinsr the same business every day until the police force is remodelled, go unmolested long enoucrh to look up a case of high way robbery, but such does not seem to be the case. There was a chance to catch the highwayman that night, but the police failed to embrace the opportunity, and it seems they took so little interest in the hoidun that the night force forgot to tell the day men anything about the telephone call, and the police department had to be noti fied a second time before any notice was taken of it. About ,the time this lady was strug gling with the negro, and about the time her neighbor was telephoning the police, a sctuad of officers were busily engaged in th exciting sport of arresting Kline, Van Sciver and others on warrants charging them with violating the prohibitory law and ordinances. Architect "A house on this plan can be built for $S,000." The Other Man "I have no doubt it can. What I want to know is how much I'll have to pay you when it's built." Chicago Tribune. DEMOCRATS ISSUE ADDRESS. They Review the Local Political Sltua tlon In Topeka. To the Democrats of Topeka: The Reublicans have fought over again the battle of the Wets against the Drys and the Wets have won by a decisive majority and if their ticket Is elected we will have two years to ob serve the manner In which Mr. Davis will enforce all the ordinances of the city to the satisfaction of the wet element. In his platform Mr. Davis says, "I am in favor of the enforcement of all the ordinances of the city." In his Campaign he has attracted to his ban ner every representative of the wet element, and that element never ral lies to any man's standard unless it has his promise, express or implied, to deal gently with its interests. He is. therefore, bound to fool one or the other of the two classes. If he does enforce all the ordinances he must disappoint the wet element. If he does not enforce all the ordinances he will break faith with the public to whom his platform pledge Was given. We have received no help from eitner class. ; jno pieage has been ask ed and no promise given. If elected our candidates will enter upon the discharge of their duties with clear consciences, unhampered by promises, under obligations to no class and absolutely free to do what they consider for the best interests of the city. Our candidates are strenuous young business men who are making sacri flees in accepting nominations and with the exception of Mr. Grilev. whose loyal services in the past com pelled his renomination, were drafted and by sheer force compelled to ac cept. They are men of some means, taxpayers and interested to such an extent in the welfare of the city, that if elected their best efforts will be put lortn in its Penan.. Each of our candidates has a busi ness of his own which supports him and none of them seeks office because of failure to make a living in other wa ys. The press has spoken kindly of our ticket and the public generally has complimented the party for making such nominations. Many questions of importance will arise in the next two years. The waterworks must be started right. Taxes must be reduced. Repairs on paving will be necessary. Expendi tures must not exceed receints. Fran chises must be granted but only on terms that will allow the city to abso lutely control and share in profits. Public improvements must be en couraged but the mayor must do some thing besides signing bonds issued by the city and franchises granted by it. Our ticket should receive the active support of every Democrat in the city as wen as that or all good citizens without regard to party. By order of the Democratic city cen tral committee. H. P. MILLER. Chairman. J. H. ULSH, Secretary. 'HICKMAN' IS I1ELI Xegro Who Shot Brother-in-Law Must Stand Trial. Minor Hickman, charged with assault and intent to kill on Rollins Todd, was given his preliminary hearing before Judge McCabe of the city court of To peka this morning. 'and bound oyc'r' to the Shawnee county district court un der a $700 bond. Both parties are color ed and are hrothers-in-law. On the night of February 8 Todd was visiting the Hickman family in South Topeka. With him were his wife and baby. The weather was very cold and a quarrel arose over taking the baby out. Todd is accused of insulting his mother-in-law and striking her, whereupon Minor Hickman got a revolver and shot him twice in the stomach. It was at first thought that he would die. but was saved by surgical skill and he is out now and able to be around. He was present at the hearing this morning. PEONAGE CASE REVERSED. Justice Brewer Hands , Down Opinion of Supreme Court. Washington, March 13. In the peonage case of Samuel M. Clyatt, versus the United States, the supreme court of the United States today re versed the decision of the circuit court of appeals for the fifth circuit in favor of Clyatt. who was charged "with re turning to involuntary servitude two negroes named Gordon and Ridley. The opinion was handed down by Justice Brewer and while it upheld the constititionality of the law for the punishment of peonage, it held that as the record failed to show that the negroes had ever before been in cus tody the charge of "returning them could not be sustained. Editor of Minneapolis Times Dead. Minneapolis, Minn., March 13. Howbert Billman, managing editor of the Minneapolis Times formerly of the Associated Press staff at Chicago and before that news editor of the New York News, died here today of Blight's disease. Ballot Without Reilt. Jefferson City, Mo., March 13. To day's ballot for United States senator was without resut, the ballot stood: Cockrell 7 2, Niedringhaus 5 2, Kerens 16, Bartholdt 5, McKinley 4. Warner 3, Dyer 1, Kiefner 1. Total 154. Nec essary to a choice 7S. EASY CHANGE When Coffee Is Dolus Harm. A lady writes from the land of cot ton of the results of a four years' use of the food beverage hot Postum Coffee: "Ever since I can remember we hud used coffee three times a day. It had a more or less injurious effect upon us all, and I myself suffered almost death from indigestion and nervous ness caused by it. I know it was that, because when I would leave it off for a few days I would feel better. But it was hard to give it up, even though I realized how harmful it was to me. "At last I found a perfectly easy way to make the change. Four years ago 1 abandoned the coffee habit and began to drink Postum, and I also in fluenced the rest of the family to do the same. Even the children are al lowed to drink it freely as they do wa ter. And it has done us all great good. I no longer suffer from in digestion, and my nerves are in ad mirable tone since I began to use Postum Coffee. We never use the old coffee anv more. We appreciate Postum as" a delightful and healthful beverage, which not only invigorates but supplies the best of nourishment as well." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville," in each package. C. II. TITUS GETS IT Appointed Commissioner Elections by (Jot. Hoch. of Now Register of United States land Office. WILL RESIGN HISPLACE An Old Soldier Who Has Been a Candidate Before. Gossip of City Politics and Candidates. Governor Hoch this morning settled the big Topeka fight by appointing Capt. C. H. Titus, register of the United States land office, as election commis sioner to succeed T. S. Williams. The appointment takes effect April 1, and is good for four years. It pays $100 a month, gives the commissioner an as sistant at $50 a month, and is the soft est snap in the state. Capt. C. H. Titus was selected by Governor Hoch from the following list of applicants: T. S. Williams, Fred Jewell, James Ramsey, John Alexander (the present deputy), J. D. Coddington, M. J. Burdick and C. H. Titus. Titus old soldier friends lined up be hind him four years ago, and tried 'to force Governor Stanley to appoint him, but T. S. Williams had the strongest endorsements and finally got the place. Williams has made a good election com missioner. He has kept himself posted on the election laws, has been accommo dating about the use of his books and the registration of voters, and has made no bad breaks. But he apparently did not have as good a standing with the present administration as he had with the former governors. Captain C. H. Titus has been a prom inent figure in local poltiics for many years. He has served as chairman of the city committee, and has been com mitteeman from the Fifth ward for many years. He is at present register of the United States land office, which position he will resign to accept the position of election commissioner. It has been thought for some time that Fred Jewell had rather the best show for appointment. He had the backing of the politicians in the city and county, and was befriended by some of Hoch's right hand men. James Ramsey was also considered a strong factor in the race. Ramsey is a pav ing contractor, and has been street com missioner for the city for several terms in past years. There is now considerable speculation as to who will be Titus' assistant. Some say that W. C. Ralston, at present the assistant city attorney, will take this place. Ralston is secretary of the Re publican city central committee, and is a lawyer. He would be a good man for the job. It is possible that John Alex ander will be retained, though Alexan der has not lined up with the Hoch faction at all times. H. Ward Page, the present city license collector, may be given, this place. There is to be a meeting of the ex ecutive committee of the Republican city central committee on Tuesday af ternoon at 4 o'clock for the purpose of organizing the battalions for the city campaign. Headquarters will be opened up, probably in the Webb building on Kansas avenue between Fifth and Sixth, and somebody will be placed ir. charge to look after the registration and the political speaking. The com mittee will select, a man to have charge of this work. There are several being considered, but it seems likely that H. W. Page will get the place if he wants it. He has had a lot of experience with that kind of work. It is proposed that the committee will this year raise a considerable portion of the campaign fund by donations from Republicans generally, not confining the collection of the fund to an assess ment on the Republican candidates. Last year there was a good deal cf complaint about the size of the assess ment. Some of the city officers had to put up over $60, and the general plan was to assess about 5 per cent on the salary. This year the committee will fix an as sessment on the candidates, anS will then trv to raise an additional fund by donations from both "wet" and "dry" Republicans who are interested in the success of the ticket. m, onaim fund which the Re publicans are planning to raise will be expended in getting out registration. The registration is now only about t nn. nrAr to insure a Republican success it will have to be at least twice this figure. In some campaigns it has gone as high as 16,000. But the Republicans believe mat ir urej can get out a big registration they are nearly safe. ..ton-aa -w-iii be rtnt to work as 1 "J ..... " scon as possible, and the committee will devote itself to the task of putting every unregistered voter on the books. There are only ten days left for this kind of work, and it will reau.re ener- j getic nusuing lu bci ""s the time the books close at the end of next week. There is bound to be more or less gossip about the prospective appoint ments of tne prospective ui. ..,f. to be as erood as settled that some important changes are to be made, though Mr. Davis reiuses to siy a word about appointments until he is elected. There is a lot of interest in tne po sition of city engineer, and there seems to be a general opinion that James F. McCabe will be superseded. It is said that County Surveyor Rogers has a food chance to get tne place, li any change is made, Rogers is likely to be the man. He is well qualified. There seems to be nothing particular against McCabe except that ne was a uer- gundthal man and has been active in outside politics. It is likelv that Fire Marshal G. O. Wilmarth will be retained. The state ment was made before the primaries that Davis would, if electea, turn out Wilmarth on account of the Park-bnrst-Davis fire. This was a cam- 1 -.-o ,-, Tho nuntilp of Tonolta are with Wilmarth. and there is nott likely to be any change in mat depart ment. British, Army Estimates. I ondon, March 13 The army estimates for 1903- issued today, total il49.0tS,006. an increase of $4,315,000 over the last esti mates The increase is due to the provis ion of $6,065. 000 for the rearmament of the artillery Otherwise there would have been a decrease. The estimates provide tor a total force, home and colonial and exclusive of India, of 221,300 men. The ex penditure for the North American and West Indian station Is estimated at $3,125,-810. To In last Friday's Journal advertised Stetson "Special" Mats, $3.50 This is willful misrepresentation, and is only one of the methods (?) they employ to try and create business. The Palace Clothing Co. are the authorized agents in Topeka for "'Stetson "Special" Hats $5 the price they are sold for and must be sold by all authorized agents the world over. If you wear a Stetson 'Special " once, you'll never wear a Dunlap ,or Knox again. TRY US. We now have a great many very desirable prop erties for sale in all parts of the city at reasonable prices. If you are looking for investments in property for renting purposes you should see us at once. We have many bargains. Don't forget that we are also selling those fine Washburn lots at low prices, and easy terms. ' ' Cour teous treatment to everyone." Q riff in C: Son .NORTH TOPEKA. Staver carriages at Pratt Bros. Fred Rose of Elmont left today for Idaho. N. W. Lucas was in town today from Silver Lake. Mr. Fred Kochr is quite ill at his home, 1427 Jefferson street. D. of H. No. 26, will give a dance at Barrett hall Tuesday evening. Mr. Galen Nichols is spending a few days with Mr. and Airs. Harry Nichols. Mr. Etzel and family have moved from 1103 Jefferson street to 818 Quincy street. . Misses Myrtle Fox, Minnie Sarver and Zora Reed spent Sunday visiting friends in Elmont. The ladies of the Baptist church will give a box social at the church to morrow evening. Miss Gertie Coleman and Mr. Oscar Coleman were in from Meriden Satur day visiting relatives. Mrs. Fred Morns and little daughter, Margaret, have returned from a visit to friends at Perry, Kan. Misses Pansy and Beatrice Antrim have returned from a short visit to rel atives in Michigan Valley. Mr. James McAfee of 1006 Quincy street, who has been quite ill, is now able to sit up a little each day. Mrs. O M. Capron of- 158 Evelyn street, who has been suffering from an attack of appendicitis, is improving. Mr. W. S. Ford and family have moved here from Verddall, Wis., and have rented the Fred Dauber farm ten miles north ot town. Mr. Waldham and family and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Waldman have moved from 1132 Central avenue to the Daub property across the street. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hofer of 1126 Kansas avenue, will leave shortly for Kansas City where Mr. Hofer has a po sition with the new woolen mill. Rev. J. A. Stavely, of the Kansas Av enue M. E. church, will go to Junction City this week to attend the Northeast Kansas conference which will convene there Wednesday. ' Mr. W. F. Cunningham and family have returned from Idaho where they have been for severm years and will again make their home on the Cunning ham farm near Hoyt. At the Baptist church yesterday moning a unanimous call was extend ed to the Rev. Mr. Tanner to become the pastor of this church. Rev. Mr. Tanner is at nresent a student in a the ological seminary in Massachusetts, and will be graduated in june. biiouiu decide to accept this call he will not be able to take up his work until his grad uation. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bowpn entertain ed a few friends informally Saturday evening at their home. 1019 Quincy street. High five was played and at the close of the game delicious refresh ments in three courses were served. Their guests were Mr.' and Mrs. N. F. Conkle. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McAfee, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Angle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jor dan Mr. and Mrs. L. Marsh, Mr. Rollin Nichols and Mr. E. P. Baker. Mrs. I. C. Williams entertained her Sunday school class of the Baptist chuich Saturday afternoon at her home, 1401 Topeka avenue. Those present were: Laura Combs, Helen Hunt, Grace Frantz, Eva Kimes, Ada Wilson, Daisy Tillinghast, Grace Gordon, Irene Bren ner, Lena Lamar. Helen Chitman. Elna Olson, Ethel Gilbert, Helen Mathews. Cassie Mathews, Bertha Brackney. Anna Lux, Mabel Eooher, Viola Maze and Emma Kidder. The prize on the guessing contest was won by Elna Ol son. The new Quincy school building on the northwest corner of Quincy and Fairchild streets is rapidly nearing completion. This building is one of which not only can North Topeka, but all Topeka feel justly proud. It is not only the finest ward school building in the city but in the state and is practically up to date in every respect. Counting the ground floor, which is only eighteen inches below the stret level it will be three stories high. This ground floor contains tne heating plant, the fan ventilator plant, a large room for the manual training department, a play room, besides sev eral other rooms. The windows in all these rooms are above the street level and the rooms are light, dry and airy. On the first floor are six large sunny school rooms with a rest the - Public a certain Clothing "Shop" ,3 AUtBBACM r 'inf tt ill. 1 t t t S 701 Jackson Street. A3IUSEMENTS. Advertised in the State Journal. THE STAR VAUDEVILLE THEATER. Ground Floor 418 Kansas Ave. Matinee at 2:30 p. m. Daily. Evening', two shows, 7:30, 9:00. Admission 10 cents to all. MARCH 12 TO 18. Tuesday, March 21 LadieB' Mat inee, Pink Tea, Serving Ice Cream and Cake. Leonharrtt, eccentric comedy jug gler. Wiiietred Green, wooden shoe dancer and singer. The l.e Noirs, miniature manonett the atre. ISieliartN I). Walters, Illus trating "I Want My Mamma." Kinwlrome Life of an American Fireman, The Extension Table, A Drama in the Air, Clarence the Cop. Falls of the Rhine, I Want My Dinner. Entire change of programme each week. Ladies' Souvenir day, Friday. Children's matinee, Saturday, 6c. room for the teachers. On the second floor are five school rooms, the prin cipal's office and a large assembly hall which will seat between four and live hundred persons. There is not a room in the entire building which does not have the sunlight and from a sanitary standpoint the rooms are perfect. Each school room has a cloak room which can be entered from the room only, which will prevent any pilfering which has been the trouble at so many of the different schools. The floors throughout the entire building are very handsome, being of white maple. The boards are narrow and beautifully malched. Between the floors is a sound deadener of felt and fibre sub stance which completely deadens any sounds that may be made in any of the different rooms. The pupils of the new Quincy school will never have to listen to the tramping of pupils in the rooms above as is so frequently the case in many schools. The upper and lower halls of this building are wide and spacious, and the walls are finished for several feet with tiling. In fact there ore no wooden base boards used. In the different rooms a hard cement plaster takes the place of the old base boards. The stairs are wide and shallow and easy of ascent. The main entrance of the building is on Quincy 6treet but there is also a large entrance on Fairchild street on the south and another on the north. Massive stone steps lead up to the entrances. In fact the new Quincy school building is all that could be desired, and happy are the North side pupils whose fortunate lot it will be to attend school here, and happy are the teachers who will have such pleas ant rooms in which to spend the ma jor portion of their days. L. M. Wood, the architect, and J. S Morse, the contractor, have certainly erected for themselves what will be a lasting monument. This school house will probably be ready for occupancy soma time in the- early spring. BAHK VAULT BLOWN. Robbers Secure $72,000 In Cash ami Securities. Fremont. O., March 13. The vault of the Genoa Banking company of Genoa was blown by three men. who are re ported to have secured $2,000 in cash and $50,000 in negotiable paper. A posse is in pursuit. Russian Losses 155,000. Washington. March 13. Minister Gris com has cabled the state department from Tokio under yesterday's date as followe: "Official report Japanese army captured 20.000 nrisoners on the 11th." Another of ficial report dated today from Tokio reads: "Russian losses over 155.0i): 40.Ju9 prisoners: 2H.5O0 dead on the held and about 90,000 other casualties." lioston Hanker Dies. Boston, March 13. George R. Harris, a leading Boston banker, is dead at his home in Brooklyn, aged 67 years. He was senior partner of Blake Brothers & Co.. bankers, and a director of the Ca nadian Pacific railroad.