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THE TOPEfcA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. SUNDAY MORNING. BIG 1 he goods from the St. Louis Big 5 Dry Goods Sale will be on disolay tomorrow. We win noia a special sale or these goocts mat snouia eclipse any previous sale held by this company, for these reasons there is more good goods at bargain prices than we have ever been able to show at one sale. Be sure and come in and look at the assortment and prices, then judge for yourselves of our ability to buy goods at bargain prices. Re member these are all good goods, although sold for a small price, as they were bought for less. Be sure and watch this paper for other ads., as the good things are not all quoted here. It will be to your interest to visit this store every day next week. There will be special items thrown out each day that will surely not last longer than one day. LOUIS SALE 1ST. 5c Crochet Cotton, lc Spool. Come 200 yards to each spool. Dexter's brand assorted variegated colors silk finish for this Big- 5 Bale, a spool . . . lc Men's Cotton Flannel Gloves and Mittens, Four Pairs for 25c. Always sold for a dime good weight goods, fleece lined. For this Big 5 Sale, 4 pairs. .25c 25c Pillow Cases, 15c Pair. Made of good grade muslin two sizes, 40J4x36 and 42x36. The tubing alone could not be bought for less than a quarter. For this Big 5 Sale, pair 15c 59c Bleached Sheets, 39c. Size 72x90 worth and sold by us for 69c pure white goods, hemmed ends good grade muslin. The big St. Louis Big 5 Sale makes this price possible 59c sheets for 89c Nickel Long Alarm Clocks, 59c. Another purchase from the Big 5 Sale. Clocks that usually sell St 85c good size1 shut-off alarm. Good timekeepers nickel plated clocks. For this Big 5 Sale "... S9c 12-Qt. Granite Dish Pan ift- 12-Qt. Granite Water 4VC Bucket Perfect, first quality goods blue mottled ware, white lined usually sold at 75c each. For this Big 5 Sale, each .- 49c 10c Ink Tablets, 4c Each. Size 6x9 inches full count, 81 leaves ruled paper goods worth 10c always here during this Big 5 Sale, each 4c 12c Cotton Bats, 10c. Good pure cotton fine and clean goods In a regular way is worth more than this price wholesale. For this Big 5 Sale ..10c Ladies' Storm Rubbers, 42c. All sizes In ladles' fresh new rubbers the most popular shapes high front rubbers. During this Big 5 Sale, pair 42c 25c Fine Combs, 10c. Good large size fine combi heavy centers, perfect goods pure Goodyear rubber for the Big 5 Sale, choice 10c Bleached Barber Towels, 3c. 35c Dozen. These always sell for 5c. Pure white, good weight goods, regulation size. For the Big 5 sale, dozen .. .85o 7y2c Dark Tennis Flannels, 4c. Excellent quality tennis flannel, 28 inches wide fast colors all dark pat terns; good heavy fleece; for this Big 5 Sale, yard, 4c. 10c Percales Fast Colors 4c. This is 1 Oc goods always but all fancy blue colors, 3 1 inches wide good heavy goods fast colors for this Big 5 Sale, 10c Percales, 4c. Hat Trimmings Half Price. Consisting of wings of all kinds and flowers of all kinds. These we wish to clean tip in a hurry. Almost all bought this season all clean and in good shape. For this Big 5 Sale just half price. All Ladies' and Misses' Trimmed Hats, 25 Discount. Think of saving 2 5 per cent, on such hats as are always found in our Millinery depart ment. The newest styles, the best material, and always the lowest prices. $ 1.00 hats 75c, $2.00 hats $1.50, $3.00 hats $2.25 and so on through our whole line of trimmed hats. Plumes at Half Price. Six dozen fine ostrich plumes that we are going to sell during this sale at just half price. All sizes and kinds of fine black plumes that are worth just double the prices you will be asked for them here. Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks. We have so many styles and kinds this whole space would not describe the many styles and prices, but during this sale we are going to sell all cloaks, both for ladies and misses, from one-fourth to ONE-HALF OFF our usual low prioas-. This great opportunity you could not expect even after January 1, let alone this early season. Ladies' 10c Plain Handker chiefs, 5c. Regular size, pure white hemstitched hand kerchiefsvery flue goods nearly all linen. For this Big 5 Sale 5c Men's Dress Shirts, 25c. These Shirts are worth from 50c to $1.00 nothing less than 50c both white and colored, separate collars, and all kinds, all sizes, for this Big 5 Sale, 25c each. Some Stores Talk of Shoes being bought cheap in markets of today or the last two months. We wish to say right here this is simply an impossibility for this reason (as all know) all leather goods have advanced in price from 20 to 25 per cent in the last two months. The manufacturer's profit on shoes is 2c to 5c a pair. For this reason alons, why should a manufacturer sell shoes that are worth 20 per cent more than they were at half the price of two months ago ? Study this for yourselves, and note our cut prices on goods bought before the ad vance, and picked from our regular stock of guaranteed Shoes. Ladies' $2.25 Sboes, $1.95 Made of fine vie! kid stock, pat $1.95 ent leather tips, extension sewed soles, Cuban heels the latest shapes lace shoes from our reg ular stock, for this F'j 5 Sale Ladies' $1.50 Warm Lined Sloes $1.35 Made of good grade don gola kid stock, patent leather tips, lace style, good looking shoes Beaver tops, woolen lining, medium heels goGd looking, but comfort able, warm shoes, for Qt fl QC this Big 5 Sale ipi.Op Misses' $1.25 School Shoes, 98c Made of good heavy grade of don gola kid stock, double extension soles, patent leather tips, school heels, solid leather through- AQ out for this Big 5 Sale. . . . fOl Men's $2.25 Box Calf Shoes, $1.98 Good wearing, comfortable, good looking shoes made of good grade box calf stock, good heavy, solid leather soles, with tips, tf f QQ lace style, for Big 5 Sale ipl.fO Men's Satis Calf Shoes, $1,50 These shoes are now worth about this price wholesale. We bought many cases six months ago to be delivered later; we now have them in and during this Big 5 Sale the price will be $1.50. Solid leather throughout, either tipped or plain toes, lace or congress, 0 FA all styles, for only IplavU Boys' $1.75 Doogola Shoes, $1.45 Good wearing, good style shoes, solid leather throughout, lace style, with tips, sizes 13 to 2, ?1.45. Sizes 2 to 5, worth $2.00 $1.69 Blankets and Comforts AT QREATLY REDUCED PRICES We have more blankets and comforts than we usually have at this sea son of the year these prices were so tempting that our buyer could not re sist the temptation, and if low prices count for much these surely will not last long. Read these prices over carefully as you may conclude they are worth laying away even if yon do not need them now. $4.50 Woolen Blankets, $3.47 These are pure white, all wool 104 Fancy $1.00 Blankets, 69c Good weight double Blanket, heavy fleeced, fancy striped checks, in all colors splendid for bed use and also make very pretty bath robes. These are our regular $1 AQf ,goods, for Big 5 Sale UJl 11.4 Double Cotton Blankets, $100 All dark mottled colors, full 11-4 size, fancy borders, heavy weight. Remember these are our regular $1.75 goods, for this Big ffl AA 5 Sale (P 1 .vU $3.75 Woolen-Blankets, $2.98 Good size, pure white woolen biankets, heavy wool fleece, fancy borders, bound ends blankets that would be considered cheap at $4.08, , will be sold during this Big 5 Sale $2.98 $3.17 blankets, slightly soiled, tency col ored borders in pink and blue, ends bound with silk very warm blankets, for this Big 5 Sale Large Size Comforts, $1.10 These comforts are worth $1.75. We bought them cheap and have them marked $1.50 fancy colored silkoline, factory made, filled with pure cotton batten closely sewed for this Big 5 Sale $1.50 (11 A comforters for If 1 1 U $3.00 Satine Comforts, $2.25 Thse are our best grade home made, yarn tied, fancy fast colors, extra large size, soft and light, but good and warm, for this Big 5 Sale $1.50 Beaumont Brussels Bugs, 89c These are certainly beauties for the price. Assorted colors, fringed ends goods that always sell at $1.50 from St. Louis. For the Big 5 Sale 8C 5c Cotton Crash, 3c Yard. Good grade cotton crash good width never sells for less than a nickel now 3c Standard Prints, 3c Yard. These come in full bolts both light and dark patterns. These are worth 7c a yard now bought at the Big 5 St. Louis Sale so we can sell them at 3c per yard. We will limit these to 12 yards to each customer, as all will want prints. 10c Stevens' Linen Crash, 7c. Extra width, all linen crash good weight, fine goods. For this Big 5 Sale, yard. 7c Nos. 40 and 60 All Silk Bibbons, 8c. This Is positively worth twice this price 3 to 4 inches wide pure silk taffeta ribbons both plain and fancy dotted patterns for this Big 5 Sale, yard 8c Ladies' Tubular Shoe Laces. Regular length fast black colors, metal ends. Worth 15c a dozen. For this Big 5 Sale, dozen 4c 8c Bleached Muslin, 5c. Pure white, good 8c grade muslin limit 20 yards to each customer fall 86 inches wide yard 5c 25c Linen Box Paper, 12c Box. Medium size paper and envelopes in fancy box. Just the thing for Xmas presents. Fine grade linen paper. Bought so we can sell it for less than half price, each 12c $4.00 Cravenette Skirts $2.98. This was a fortunate purchase indeed $4 skirts bought so we can sell them for $2.98 both light and dark colors nicely made of j good grade cravenette cloth. For this Big j 5 Sale $2.08 $2.25 Gilt Edge Shoe Polish, 14c. This well known 25c goods needs no descrip tion this same kind is always worth 25c for this Big 5 Sale 14c Men's 50c Suspenders, 25c. These are our regular 50c goods light colors in dress suspenders fancy colors, good fresh rubber, nickel trimmings. For this Big 5 Sale 25c Ladies' 50c iO-Button Gaiters, 35c. Good high cut heavy cloth gaiters bound edges, leather lined foot strap. We bought them cheap, and have them marked 39c. For this Big 5 Sale 35c 5c Hooks and Eyes, lc Card. All sizes and all kinds on cards of 24 hooks and 24 eyes both white and black 5c hooks and eyes lc Nysa 5c Soap, 10 Bars for 25c. This is an excellent grade of 5c soap nicely perfumed each cake put up in individual car tonsFor this Big 5 Sale, 10 bars 25c 25c Ladies' Heavy Woolen Hose, 19c. These are heavy woolen yarn hose good full sizes colors blue and gray white heels and toes. For this Big 5 Sale, 25c woolen hose 19c Dress Braids Worth Up to 10c Yard, 3c. All kinds of fancy silk trimming braids all colors and kinds bought at the big St. Louis sale worth 10c here ....3c Ladies' and Misses' 25c Golf Glpves, 15c. All colors, in fancy golf gloves always sold for 25c. We bought these so we can sell them at the Big 5 Sale for.. 15c 19c Misses' Woolen Hose, 12c. These were bought very cheap there are all sizes and all-wool for children and misses double soles warm hose. For this Big 5 Sale 1HC 1 I All Our Dollar Corsets, 79c. . Men's 75c Horsehide Gloves, 45c This Is surely a very liberal offer. Take your j Good weight, warranted horsehide gloves, choice of our dollar corsets for 79c. Kabos j All welted seams all sizes. These gloves oan Included. All lnds, all styles and all sizes not be beat for good hard wear. Bought In during this Big 5 Sale 79c j St. Louis for this Big 5 Sale, pair ,. . ,45c TOPEKA CASH DRY GOODS CO.J 4 i MR. DEVERY:" Decides That the Buttle Is for the Strong, and That It Is a Poor Policy to Be a Quitter. Copyright, 1905, by Central News and Press Exchange. 7 OUR namby pamby boys may oe all right in the way. said Mr. Devery. an' all doo deference an' respect should be showed to the bunch that don't like to butt in; but If you go to size up the success in this life, you'll see that the people who gets ahead is. the people that gets a move on early an' does their bit. Of course Al Adams done his bit, an' there is a few others that ought to be doin' theirs, without any allusions to the acred city in Pennsylvania, but that ain't the point at Issue. Get a move on, an" get It quick. The early bird catches the worm. Of course you can say the worm's a blltherln' Idiot to get up ear ly, but that ain't nothln'. There's lots of blitherin idiots. If there wasn't the race Would be wiped out. There would not be nothin" for the people to live oft of. The thing Is this: men has got to realize they ain't globe trottin' round no fairy land. We ain't got no millennium administration yet. We won't have that until Carter Harrison is president of the United States, an' the McCurdy family ails the cabinet of lices. All of 'em '11 admit that. We're livin' in a practical age. An' if you want to cut any figure you've got to break onto the flrin' line and get in the melee. What's more, when you're In you don't need to look for anybody to hurl rose buds at you. Whenever I have got the best of a deal I never see the other fellow comln' round with a set of engrossed resolutions, an I haven't got no movln' pictures showln' where the guy was passin' out a card of thanks, or presentin' me with a harp or a crown. The best I've seen is a Jolt under the fifth rib every time the opposition had a chance to land one. An tney aln t nq seven-day sieepers at that. There ain't never a time when Bet- tin' the goods don't mean a scrap. The w oria is a competitive worm. Every body's tryin' to skin somebody else. Some calls it confpetition, other calls il highway robbery. But It's the same thing; it's a scrap; an' the only way to win out i io wit in line a cowboy, an whpop ner up. This talk about the race not bein' for the swift, an' the battle not for the strong's a fine line of talk, but it don't work when you start in to march. When the drums begins to beat, you've got to swing wide an' let her go. Strong arm meth ods is the order of the day. What's more, there ain't no good tryin' to beat oft a bayonet charge with a pea shoot er. When the people Is out for blood an" you're in the mix-up, you've got to lana or get lanaea. An you ve got to land good. If you can't land, lay down an' take your medicine. One guy grips you by the throat, an' another grips you by the pocketbook. It's all a matter of choice an' discretion. The rough fellow grabs you by the throttle because he wants to get at your bank roll, an' because he's a jay. He's a highwayman. The stoodent goes for the bank roll direct. There ain't no circumlocootlon. evolootion, or any other ootion. He's after the goods. He learned at school where puttin' in wasted energy's a jay game. Of course the results Is the same In the two methods, only the consequences is dif ferent as a rule. Men In business is, for Instance, per see highbinders, a Jerome would say. The per see saves 'em from goin' to jail. Per see high binders Is them that is highbinders by right of birth. It's like the divine right of kings. The other highbinders s them that trains for it. Of course if a guy trains well an' becomes reason ably proficient, then he's layin' the foundation for the real thing. The chancs is that his son'll be a per see highbinder. An' if he keeps on lm provin' on his opportoonities It won't be long before one of the family is ripe to take a job in the Insurance De partment. As long 'as a man trains proper on top of his per see he'll make a hit from the start, an' mount the ladder quick. Look at George W. Per kins, for instance. He didn't stay down at the bottom long. Not on your life. He had a per see. An' he improved on it. Three cheers for papa! There ain't nothin' a man can't do if he goes at it right. But he's got to go in good. There can't be no half-way house business: there mustn't be no stoppin' at the wayside for refreshment an' sleep. He's got to sjart in early, -g Why, if Charlie Murphy was to lay down because the votes was against nuuwu i ue no sural nuns; ajg xamniany iiaii. The stoodent goes for the bank roll direct. break in armed with a cap an' pie, an' sail into the scrimmage like a football Player. He's got to fight an' battle till he can't battle no more, an' then he's got to start in again, an' figure he's only just commenced. The Democratic party of Noo York has showed who could be done when the thing was got at ngnt. or course tney ve been doin the same thing down south for years, but they never done nobody better than was done in Noo York.. Why, they done up Wonderful Willie all right, an' he wasn t no easy mark." He knows a few tricks himself. But he wasn't in it with the battle axe brigando. Why, if Charley Murphy was to lay down just because the votes was against him there wouldn't be no such thing as Tammany Hall in the country. The uorty Thieves would be clean out of business. There's the point. Here's an election. There is issues. Of course the Issues hasn't got nothin' to do with the case, but they ve (tot to have "em. They're sort of necessary superfioolty, like walkin' delegates. But tne issues has to be decided. very well, then. If it's got to be decided just tha way the people vote, what's the good or an organization? uon t you suppose all that's been figured out? Smoke up. There ain't nothm' in an organization winnin' if the people votes that way. The point t to win when they don't vote that way. Otherwise all there'd be to do would be to hire a store room an' count the ballots. Any body can eount ballots. There ain't no trlek in that It's the boy that ar ranges matters so they dont count (fiat's got to be figured on. A guy sups a Republican vote in tne box an it cornea out Democratic; that's the stunt; an' it it don't come out Demo cratic, then it's like the graft in the Panama Canal. It don t come out at all Tf you can't Dull off a trick like this. then these ain't no room for you as a political leader; you couldn't lead a tame cow. You for the bunch that waves the banners; you just get your little live an vote; you re a dead one. Coxie's army for yours. Of course there is certain people that ain't born to get Into the game; they re dead scared of a fight. Then there Is some that is by nature retirln' an' modest, like Ben Tillman. If a guy Is really timid an' retirin', then the best thing for him to do. is to train himself to that point where he can get a certain amount of joy out of havin' his face pushed in. If he can land that hell have a good time. He'll be joyful every seven minutes. If he mixes in much, he'll be tickled to death in short order. But as a rule it ain't easy to reach tha mental process. There Is only a few people that man ages to have wheels an' enjoy 'em. Everybody can't be as clever as Saint Anthony Comstock. The plain facts is that the weak-kneed boy has a hard time. Just cast your spy glass at the men on top. Look 'em over. Take Roosevelt. Ain't he a fighter? Bet your life. He don't know when he's licked. Look at Boston Tommy. Ain't he a fighter? Ask the bunch at 2G Broadway. Look at Douglas, of Mas sachusetts. Ain't he a fighter ? Figure on the bunch at Philadelphia that's just won out. Ain't they fighters? Get out a line of dope on Jerome. Ain't he a fighter? Why, there ain't one of 'em that wouldn't find bein' beat to death a positive joy. An' they're on top. What's more, there ain't one of 'em that's on top that didaH get there by makln' things hum. Pray hard an' get Talking to the Picture. hold of a lead pipe. Mind you, I'm not talking of physical strength. But if you fix your mind on gettln' a thing, the onlv wav to get it is to hammer at it until It's landed. An' don't never auit. You ain't lost till you're dead, an' then it don't cut no figure. You've got other things to worry about then, A guy slips a Republican vote in t he box and it comes out Democratic. But while you're livin' keep on fightin' to win out. The point is, if you quit vou don't know but what you'd have come out on top if you'd kept up the scrap. Look at old man Depew. He's the champion long distance after din ner speaker of the world. Do you sup pose he'd have got there if he'd quit the first time the people got out of the room while he was talkin'. No chance. Why, only a few years ago. at the ban quet to the American ambassador in London, he was talkin' to the pictures on the wall after everybody in the place had cleared out an' gone home. Why, I'm told he didn't let up till the varnish began to crack. Then he figured out that the painttn's was laughin' at his jokes an' he was satis fled. He won out. But he don't quit till he accomplishes hiB object. A Consumptive's Crime. Brussels, Nov. 25. A terrible mur der and suicide has occurred in the Rue Kronenburg, at Antwerp. A young man employed in the customs office had obtained three months' leave through sickness. He was in the last stage of consumption, and knew that his end was near. During yesterday he never spoke a word. In the evening he sat in an armchair in his room, his sweetheart making attempts to get him to speak. Suddenly he rose from his seat, opened a drawer, and seizing a revolver aimed it at the girl, who was too stupefied at his action to run awav. He discharged two shots, the bullets striking the girl in the breast and kill ing her. He next aimed the weapon at his head and blew out his brains. Italian Naval Reform. Rome, Nov. 25. The naval authori ties have reached an imnortant deci sion with regard to the destruction of certain warships. No more, it is re ported, will be built on the Vlttorio Emmanuele model. Following the ex ample of Great Britain and Grmany yessels of gigantic proportions win be built. The displacement of these it is suggested, will reach 20,000 tons.' a model wholly different from exlstina types has been chosen. "