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DAILY-STATE JOURNAL. LI0ITD AY NIGHT. LdHUyl&ldrhtbl T m I Interest in Grand Opera and Star Increases. Stand at Head cf Topeka Church P w feaih tthife J3F turn Membership. W k-i .- y 10 Capacity of House Say J2a Taxed. STORY OF THE OPEBA. Affords Hiss Nielsen Opportuni ties for ller Voice.' A Charming Conception Italian Romance. of Encouragement .of the proper sort is being given to the appearance here of Alice Nielsen in "Don Pasquale," Tuesday evening- at the Grand. The seat sale which dragged rather elowiy during the last week has taken on more activity and indications point now to a house which will tax the re- Orer 33.800 Adherents cf Churches in This City. EXCELLENT SHOWING Only Four Thousand Feopls Who Are Not Church 31 embers, Thirty-nine Religions Denom inations Are Represented. There are just 39 different religious be liefs represented in Topeka among a total of 33,845 adherents. This is report which Rev. Ralph Ward, in charge of the taking of the religious census of the ch:.y, raaje at the union meeting Sunday afternoon at the Auditorium. Alice Nielsen and Alphonse Rosa in "Don Pasnuale." Cirand Tomorrow Nirlit. Who Will Be at the served seat capacity of the newly ren ovated play house. "The seat sale is now exceeding ex pectations." said Frank Foster of the pipe Urgan association. "For a few days on account of the Change from the Auditorium to the Grand, and some confusion incident thereto, the sale was was too stagnant to be .satisfactory, but people have begun to realize that the city has more than douuied since the days when the Grand was considered a large house. At this the house filled will make a very small house for the fcreat expense involved in putting on fcnmd opera for a single performance. "A management that presents grand opera by a traveling company with a prima, donna in the cast, must get $1,000 out of a single performance before they is any profit. When we contracted for Miss Nielsen, it was with the idea of having her sing in the Auditorium, and no thought was entertained that we could secure a genuine grand opera performance with stage settings, costumes and the necessary orchestra. When we found that her company was prepared to give 'Don Pasquale' complete, we first arranged to have it in the Auditorium, but when a measurement of the stage was made it was found impracticable to give it there and satisfactory ar rangements were made for its trans ference to the Grand. Here the opera can be given with ail the accessories of costumes, scenery and stage set tings? and will be one of the most com plete, beautiful and artistic musical entertainments traveling. A large number of tickets were sold for the Auditorium before the change was made. These persons who hold these tickets should take them to Stanslields and have them changed for tickets to the Grand. A reservation has been made for this purpose which will be rteld until 4 o'clock Tuesday after noon." The scene is in Rome. Don Pasquale Ja in a rage with Ernesto, his nephew, because he will not marry to suit him. Dr. Malatesta, his friend and physkipn, contrives a plot in Ernesto's interest. lie visits the Don and urges him to marry a lady, pretending that she is his rir.ter, though in reality she is Norina, with -whom Ernesto is in love. He then ulls upon Norina and lets her into the secret. Fhe is to consent to the marriage con tract and then so to harass the Don that he will not only be glad to get rid Cf her but also will consent to her mar riage with Ernesto. The second act is in Don pasiuale's house. Ernesto is bewailing his fate. The Don enters, ready for the marriage. Norina appears with Malatesta and is reluctant to sign the contract, but when the notary comes she consents. No sooner, however, has she signed it than the drops her assumed modesty. Ernesto is bewildered at the development of af fairs, but is kept silent by a sign from the doi'tor. Norina repulses all the on's amatory demonstrations and de clares Ernesto shall be her escort. She lays out a scheme of housekeeping so extravagant that the Don declares he cannot and will not pay the bills. Her negotiations with milliners and dress makers appal him. In the third act, Norina has prepared for the theater and Don Pasquale ror blds her going. This leads to a emurrM end Norina boxes his ears and goes out. dropping a letter, the reidiag of wh;ch adds pangs of jealousy to the Don's other troubles. The doctor drops in at this juncture and condoles with the Don. but he insists that Norina shall qait bis house at once. The Joctor counsels him to let his nephew marry Norina. The Don then discovers that the doctor's sister anel Norina are the same and ths.t the marriage was a sham and he is so glad to be free from her that he will not quarrel with his friend and blesses tne union of Ernesto and his sweetheart. Miss Nielsen is under the management of Messrs. Shubert and the perform ances are directed by Mr. Russell. The latter is one of the most successful voice tpachers in Europe and is- impresario of e New Waldorf theater, London, where 5 ; ir-3 Nielsen and Mme. Calve Sang and iuse acted last summer. Miss Nielsen l as many opportunities for the display r.t her voice in "Don Pasquale," and there are several beautiful duets and t"nor and soprano, among them a lovely serenade in the last act. The baritone end the basso buffo also have many chances. 83 the comic incidents" alter nate with the sentimental ones and th ftOoa is a rasid fire. The showing for tne leligi.ius life the city is a remarkable one. six-sevenths of the popu'atio.i of Topeka are affiliated with some ehuivn or ncli-jf in some form of religious worship. In reaching this report, attendance a: church, membership in a church, ex pressed preference tor charrh and the sending of children to .SunJiy school were counted as affiliation with tn.it de nomination. The census revsilod the existence oi some new types of lehgious fellow inr, which are comparatively unknown, such as the Church of First Born, Social Brethren and the New Thought. There is one lone follower cf Dowie fn Toneka. This would seem to indi cate that Dowie's teachings are not well received here. The church of the Latter Day Saints, Mormons, have a fair sprinkling. There are ten families in Topeka with forty individuals who owe allegiance to this denomination. The Methodists have the largest fol lowing and lead by 1,615 adherents. The Baptists come next. The Methodists have a total membership of 8,100 and the Baptists 6,584. The Presbv let ian ; follow in third place with 3,609 mem bers. The colored church membership census was taken separately and this fact led to some incomplete returns. "The census of the colored church goers 1 feel has not been as well taken as it might have been," said Rev. Ralph Ward. "In most instances we left this work with the pastors of the colored churches. Some of these worked faithfullv.and hard and their returns show it, but I feel pure that others failed to turn in complete re turns. It is evident from the face of the whole report. "We had some unsatisfactory re sults from the census of the adherents cf the Catholic denomination. .Espe cially was this true with regard to the number of children given as attend ing Sunday seho f , or whatever they call that portion of their service which corresponds with Sunday school. I am certain that there must be a great er number of children attending that service than is given in." "The most sign meant thing about the whole report," said Rev. Francis M. Hayes, of the First Congregational church, who spoke upon the report as a whole, "is the 4.TS4 persons who are given in as having no church prefer ences. Over 4,0(10 souls in Topeka who are waiting to be saved. It is a significant fact. Every one has his duty to perform. We should go to these gently, prayerfully and persist ently and bring them into the fold." The census was unique in many re spects, but the palm was given to the fact that it was taken all in one day, upon the 22nd of November. Four hundred and fifty canvassers were in structed in their duttes and sent out on that one day. The first suggestion of the census came from Dr. Wilbur F. Chapman, and from the latter part of October until the 22nd of Novem ber the plans were being gradually perfectetl. Tabulated forms printed on small cards were utilized by the canvassers in making their enumeration. A certain number of square blocks from one to two were assigned to each person and the whole canvass was completed in a tew hours. The compilation of these individual reports was where the real labor came in. This compilation was finally not completed until late Satur day evening. Very little difficulty was experienced by the canvassers in their work. But 30 pecple refused the infor mation which was sought after. Three hundred others were not at home but A friend ot the homa A foe of the Trust " 2 It 1 U .?' Id Li ti.' hi u L1 kji si Complies with tn Pure Food Lews of ell States. 55c Gas Lights, 35c Mantle gas lights the kind that will burn nat ural gas have been tried they have been found satisfactory that's why we are offering them to you tomorrow at this spe cial price marked price 55c Tuesday, 35c. Re member we attach these lights without extra charge each one com pete with air light globe Clo ver burner and high grade mantle 55c gas lights ORfi Tuesday O VlO THE WORLD'S BEST gas lights similar in style to the Lindsay they're just as good we have tried these lights we know that they give a satisfactory light and as brilliant a light as any marked price 65c we will attach these lights without extra Cp charge on sale Tuesday UUU 25c Linen Towels, 19c Pure linen huck towels well made and serviceable hemstitched with col ored borders 17x34-inch size extra heavv the kind vou vav 2oo sS for res?u!arlv in this Tues- day's sale Jr Fancy linen color towels with knotted fringe on each end 22x46-inch size white only beautiful designs being pure linen towels they're serviceable and very pretty O&f. valued at 35c special Tuesday, each... &Jj SATIN DAMASK TOWELS extra large, in floral and dot designs knotted fringe ends 24x4S-inch size; marked to sell at 75c Tuesday special in the linen section, each v O L' DRESSER SCARFS 18x45-inch size fringed with printed figures huck f weave valued at 25c special Tuesday 1 Ji Infants' 25c Mittens, 15c Y WOM You never saw quite so many different kinds of toys as you can see dis played on the tables and counters in this store. Toys that are new you don't End any of the old time toys only those that are the very newest and of course, the most interesting some of these toys are in the hardware section, the other portions in other sections these few descriptions give you an excellent idea how prices run. Warm all-wool mittens extra heavy long wrists 25c mittens wnite ana colors vaiueu at 25c you can buy them Tuesday, per pair INFANTS' PURE SILK MITTENS knit, extra heavy wrists white and colors 35c mittens Tuesday sale.... .be -double 19o Pictures Are Acceptable We never knew of any one who didn't like a picture as a Christmas gift. Use care in choosing. Not all pictures suit all people. Our stock of pictures is en tirely new, These ara a few : PASSE PARTOUT PICTURES size 8x12 "The Musketeers" 7 9c value, 3)c. LITTLE DUTCH Pictures plain frames green, each ;5!ic. "THE ANGELES," "The Gleaners" and "Meditation" gilt frames Pxl6-inch size landscape priced at each fjc. SMALL EBONOID FRA3IES with hunting pictures, landscapes, etc. size 6x7-inch each 25c. LANDSCAPE PICTURES in plain oak frame Sxl4-inch size each 23c. SACRED PICTURES in plain oak frames 9xll-inch size each :55c. MISSION OAK FRAMES hunting scenes - sine 22x24 each $1.25. WINTER KCF,rT in veneered oak frames gilt beading 18x24-inch panel picture each S1.25. LANDSCAPE PICTURES in small round oak frames size 7xS Vz each 8c. DUTCH PICTURES London smoke frames 6x7-inch size each 25c. PICTURE EASELS worth $1.50 in oak and white enamel several designs to select from each 93c. WASH STAND. Side board and Bookcase these are finished in light colored wood wash stand is made with large drawer, two small drawers and a compartment with floor the sideboard is ma.de with two large drawers and one door the bookcase is made with shelves and two glass doors these ar tides stand 16 CA. in. high, each... $3J CHIFFONIERS full 28 inches high fin ished in golden oak three large drawers with brass handles large Q rj C mirror t I I J WRITING DESK finished in golden Oak 3 6 inches high made with book shelf and place for curtains the lid opens and forms a desk fitted wdth compartments tor pens paper, ink, etc. these are useful desks FOUR-PIECE GRANITE TOILET SETS these are made of good quality-four-coat, guar anteed, white and light blue trimming soap dish, pitcher, wash basin and slop pail with wood handle these come complete in a box the wash basin is 7 inch the set complete S1.98 ..98c 50 IRON Fire En gine 16 in. long complete with two horses and driver fin ished in red, black, yellow and giit come complete in box big bargain at ROCKING HORSES. on hard wood rockers, paint ed red horse is 33 inches long, - 13 ; in. high g r a y horse with white main and tail upholstered saddle, strong stirrups well built in every way priced at S3.50. MECHANICAL CAT this cat runs around on tne noor. dv clockwork noids a ball in its tront feet a toy that will amuse the children special for tomorrow. . TOY EXTENSION TABLES finished in dark oak, very highly polished top extend 4 feet round ends, center leg; they Qi fi flit stand about 2 ft. high, pricec t&.OU jt I rnJal'll mi J fi'fJ-..-r?-ltiT.ia.'.ftiiTY llT liTir l'iBMJi (" . 3 TRICK Bi cyclist runs around in a circle the back wheel is adjustable and turns in dif ferent direc tions made with long wire on one end with weight this makes the cyclist go in a circle the front wheel is equipped with special 30C MAGIC LANTERNS 10 inches high made of Russia iron complete wih three lenses each lantern equipped with six colored slides also with oil lams- special JC values at , OU IRON RACE Horse Toy made with long handle being made of iron it is durable by running this toy along on the floor you tnake the race horse gallop painted i n bright col ors special at HOT AIR ENGINE on base 9x5 inches these are hot air engines equipped with pat ent alcohol lamp the engine is entirely sep arate from the generator made with large wheel, double cylinder well finished in nickel and red enamel it is a practical toy better than a steam engine, because it won't wear out so quick and won't P Jk rust 1.45 MUSICAL JUMPING ROPE GIRI this is a mechanical toy girl inside of two rings these rings go arounU in a circle on the floor the girl's arms are attached to a rope which swings around her body you can hardly un derstand the working of this until you see one of them a new mechanical toy strictly new this season 4- . -v 1 Boys' $2.50 Suits, $1.59 Double breasted suits plain knee i o j r jcaia suits guuu Trt if . JJ iur tne year rouna suits that will wear suits worth S2.50 nave a ion or ou ior ,V i this sale Tuesday U (Ty- you nearly a dollar on every suit you boys' 1. 1.3 25c 9ht H W W AUTOMOBILE Wagon "Columbia" body and seat of sheet steel nicely painted red 4 5 Inetips lone. IS inches high the seat is 12 inches wide handle to steer the wagon op erated as an automobile strong C CA and durable each BUilIU $1.49 Christmas Candies Pj COCOANUT TAFFY this is pure sugar sf syrup covered cocoanut shavings 20c " quality per pound, tomorrow f.3 1 FRUIT FUDGE fiv.e different flavors very J delicious better than home-made; 1ft t 25c quality, pound . i Q ij hi MAPLE NUT CANDY hard center with f:5 maple Ailing good 2 0c quality, pound 13c. t YANKEE PEANUT CANDY fresh tb 10c. CHOCOLATE CREAMS the kind that melt in your mouth good and fresh 25c (1 $2 Comforters for $1.49 72x82-inch cotton comforters extra arge size covered with eilkoline in iancy designs filled with pure white cotton worth S2 on sale all day Tues day at 6 8x73? INCH COMFORTERS covered with best prints absolutely fast colors very pretty patterns comforters valued at $1.50 will be sold Tuesday at a saving of 52c Aft each 3dC $1.75 WHITE BLANKETS, $1.39 double napped, twilled weave white cotton blankets 11-4 size pink and blue borders; crocheted edge blankets worth $1.75 you never bought such blankets regularly under $1.75 Tuesday sale, pair. - under $1.75 J size t twice 98c WHITE COTTON BLANKETS 10-4 size just as heavy as an all-wool blanket at twice the price double fleeced made to sell at $1.50 Tuesday special, pair Women's Golf Gloves, 19c an :y 1 All-wool or mercerized golf gloves women's and misses' sizes assorted colpri in fai ?y pat terns made to sell at 25c you can IMp -. . . . Tuoorlav ripir ......... Jm f J 75c Carriage Bags, 50c Walrus leather carriage bags nickel plated frarrle ball fastener Vienna handle coin purse inside black and brown valued at 75c OUC 2 5c saving if you buy tomorrow each Women's Waists, $1.19 Woolen waists made of cashmeres and nun's veiling black and colors panel front set with small cloth buttons full sleeves wide tucked cuffs $1.50 waists J Q Tuesday W Monday, December 11, 1905. Satisfaction or Your Money Back Corner Sixth and Quincy, Topeka, Kansas. Monday, December II, 1905. suits I Men's $10 Suits, $7.50 Some meltons, chev iots and cassimeres in dark mixtures mostly single breasted coats in round cut the kind always in style these are winter wp(p-hf wiiifa $10 value you will be just $2.50 ahead If you buy one tomorrow while the price is $7.50. opieiiuio. rot. oi men s tiu suits Tuesday . . . $10 and SI2 Overcoats. SS 93 Both plain and fancy styles all fancy coats have belted basks and cut extra long coats in this lot to suit all tastes positive saving on each coat Of $1.05 to S3. OR muts mada and were marked to sell at $10 and WO AC 12 choice tomorrow O.UU 1 s splendid 19 I.OU. 87.50 15c French Waistingsc dot and stripe patterns these French waist- ings wash beautifully 28 inches wide very I fine material to work with valued at 15c f "wu&nt x iirs iui aL a Kpeciai 111 i price that's why tomorrow. Children's Handkerchiefs Hemstitched, plain white, soft and sheer handkerchiefs they are such a good bargain we can only sell five to a customer, otherwise the lot would sell out without all cus- tomers getting a share on sale Tuesday 1 y Women's $5 SKirts, $2.95 pleasure at all for you in saving money to morrow, So skirts. Tailor - made skirts of plain 'and fancv cloths 7 and 9 gore styles panel front tucked at the gores singly and in clusters skirts made to sell at So we consider them splendid values at So tomorrow $2.95 we give you a saving of over S2.00 a saving you can not ignore if there is a n v 27-inch Eiderdowns, 22c Long branch eiderdowns 27-in. width all different colors you know the quality fl f I priced at yard, 25c and 2J 36-inch plain and rippled long branch eider down all different colors, yard 48c. Women's $15 Coats, $12.50 Three-quarter length coats, made of heavy rough suitings in plain and mannish effects princess and plain back style very nobby coats just the kind you admire so much on other women made with stitched collar with tucked cutis and full sleeves P f Cfl f worth $15 choice Tuesday Di&.Oy 12 E on later efforts made to secure their name, 150 of these were enabled to be interviewed. This leaves 150 families still to be reported upon and the report is incomplete as far as these are con cerned. Altr.R-cther 8.6S7 families reported a church pieierence while 994 others claimed not to have any leaning toward any church. There are 7.767 children under 15 years of age according to this census in Topeka, and of this number, 4.r;."ri attend Sunday school and 8,211 do T I) The report of the census in detail: 5i Denomination. 5.' Si 2 2.2 Colored Church Membership. The colored population was enumerated separately, mostly by canvassers of their own rac-p. The. following shows the re ligious distribution of the negroes: 731I319S 775I304S 510!2iV7 r,TSiiS'n 139 9n! 41' 631 171 Rul 312 :14 3 .i! It9l 811 101 24! 99 261 J7i V 91 81 61 Methodist Episcopal !1S4S;CS71'J760! Tt.;tist U1S'4274:1S Presbvterlan I X.V3, SIS' Catholic Christian Ounregational Episeopal Lutheran United Brethren United Presbvterian Cumberland Presbyterian. Christian Science Wesleyan Methodist S-ediKh Mission Seventh Day Adventist Snlvstion Army .... Spiritualists Uvengelical Association.. I'nitarian I'unkards Jews Quakers Reformed Presbyterians... Ur.iversniists Latter Day Saints Swedenborgian Church of God South M. E German Reformed Free Methodist Social Brethren New Thought Church of First Born..... Y. M. C. A I Methodist Protestants ... Associated Presbyterians Christian Catholic tDowie Free Thinker No preference 1024 871 44B 2S4 414 131 52 82: 62 71 59' 3 4: 24 191 r 1: 13 13 11 13 4 1 -1 l! 1! : id 953 744 592 4S1 5".0 299 1S1 l72 "97 45 75 S3 44 47 15 18 6 14 15 33 1 5 10 2 2 v, c c :p.so as; 3 & e t o 2 Denomination. ' t ' ,'" : : S: : . : : ' : P0 Baptists 615:2310 7tS 4S5 Methodists 392 132S 476 373 Christians ..." 23 126 59 43 Cumberland Presbyterians 22 S9 34 19 Congregationalists 14 63 17 13 Weslevan Metholists 12 6i 15 9 Roman Catholics 12 69 20 9 Church of God 7 34 15 15 Episcopalians 5 16 3 2 Zionists 1 4 Latter Pay Saints 1 2 No preference 101 510 152 27 THE KATE FOR WATER. It Is Based on Cubic Feet, Xot Gallons. ..I 5 II Si 51 4 'A li "I " 893'4274i1017! 13 Refused information, SO cards. To the,Edito of the State Journal: In your issue of Friday the 8th, you exhibit a table of meter rates that is to be ratified by the council on Mon day evening. In this table you show that a rate of 800 cubic feet per month is 50 cents per thousand. I desire to know whether this rate is 5 0 cents per thousand gallons or 50 cents per thous and cubic feet, as I was informed today by one of the city officials it was 50 cents per thousand gallons. I beg to say that 50 cents per thousand gallons is practically a prohibitive value for any such purpose as gardening, lawn sprinkling, etc., while 5 0 cents per thousand cubic feet or 6.6 cents per thousand gallons would not be oppres sive. Kindly advise through your col umns what it really is. A. SUBSCRIBER. The meter rate is based on cubic feet and the rate is 50 cents per 1,000 cubic feet. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. This is ladies' free night at the rink. Two weeks from today is Christmas. Judge Pollock is holding court in Kansas City this week. J. S. Dean, United States attorney, spent Sunday at his home at Marion. Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Sawyer, of St. Louis, are spending the day in To peka. W .R. Stubbs is in New York. A dispatch states that he is registered at the Breslin. A case of diphtheria is reported from the home of George Thayer, 1351 Garfield avenue. E. D. McKeever, assistant United States attorney, went to Holton on business this morning. None of the indictments returned by the federal grand jury will be tried un til probably in January. The Salvation Army is making ar rangements to feed two thousand of To peka's poor on Christmas day. Dan Case, the son of Hib Case of this city, is now county attorney of Maui Island, in the Hawaiian Islands. The federal grand jury which ad journed Saturday night will reassemble on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Costello of 624 Van Buren street died Sunday. Mrs. Costello is also very low. The special schedule meeting of the Western association will probably be held in Kansas City the last week of January. It is two to one that the question of capital punishment was the biggest subject of table talk in Topeka homes yesterday. Just a few red birds, the advance guard of the army of red coats which will appear later are to be found in the hedges and orchards. Mrs. Timothy McCarthy, widow of a former state auditor, was married No vember 15 to E. N. Wood, a wealthy business man of Pittsburg, Kas. It seems like an unjust discrimina tion. About everything is protected at this season of the year excepting the rabbit and he must furnish the tar get for every nimrod who spends a day in the country. The state board of control will be gin awarding contracts for the sup plies for state institutions Tuesday. The letting will continue all this week. Despite the fact that there is a law to the contrary, the country near Tope ka was overrun wdth hunters Sunday and the day was a decidedly poor one for "brer rabbit." The next meeting of the Kansas Authors' club will be on December 13, at the home of D. C. Nellis, 314 West Fifth street. An interesting pro gramme has been prepared. A kind of a lonesome feeling prevails at the court hejuse this week, as the 24 men who have acted as jurymen for the past six weeks have gone to their homes, and the lobby and court room seem de serted. Manager Hagan of the Sovelty the ater announces that the program for his theater next week will be increased so that the performance wdll last for an hour and a half instead of an hour as it has in the past. This is where the store clerk needs any loose sympathy that happens to be lying around. Christmas shopping during the day must be hard enough. But when the stores are also kept open in the evenings it's filling the cup brimful. The attention of John C. Waters Is called to the fact that Miss Anna Rose, who as Queen Rose of Hilo made such a tremendous hit at a fall festival held in this city in 18 97, is said to be clerking in an art store in her native land. Mable Brush, an incorrigible girl of fifteen who has a police record, was arrested late last evening on a com plaint of a relative and locked in the county jail. As soon as arrangements can be made the officers will take her to the institution maintained at Be loit for girls of this description. As a result of the decision o.' the drainage law by the supreme court, the officers of the Kansas City drain age district will go ahead and issue bonds to the amount of about $300, 000 for the purpose of building dikes to keep the Kansas river from over flowing Kansas City, Kas. The fact that the jury has been dis missed by Judge Dana of the district court does not indicate that the court is off on a vacation or anything of that kind. From now on until the end of the term the time of Judge Dana will be given to hearing court cases, there being an unusually large number of these on the docket for the Septem ber term. Capt. P. H. Coney, of Topeka, has applied to the Benton county, Mis souri, circuit court for a writ of cer tiorari to require the county board to explain why his taxes were increased $185 last year without notice bein given to him. The board made a 30 per cent, increase in taxes, raising thereby about $12,000 additional rev enue. The reports that turkeys are scarce and that the price will be prohibitive during the holidays seems to have been started by some member of the turkey family with the view of havi no some other brand of fowl on the menu in the place of turkey. Commission men claim that there are more tur keys being offered than usual and that the price will be no higher than it was last year. EXCURSION TO SOUTHWEST. December 19, via Santa Fe. r,6ljetmiiy low rates in effect thW date: in manv cases lesa than " Tickets sold to all sections of the gre-it Southwest that land of opportunity now attracting the attention of dis cerning and shrewd investors, home seekers and others. Unexcelled train service. 1 For particulars apply to T. L Kin city passenger agent, Topeka, kan. mg, WATCHES AT COST. We will close out our stock of iew elry, Rogers' silverware, clocks etc at cost, to make room for a larger stock of optical goods 6 r CHAS, BENNETT, Optician, 730 Kansas Ave. J