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UNTIL, CHRISTMAS, BEGINNING TKZ. FIFTEENTH For the convenience of those who cannot get up town during the day time, this store will be open evenings from the 15th until Christmas and want all to make themselves at home here and take your time in looking over the. gifts on sale here. By paying a small per cent down, anything will be layed away and delivered any time desired. We would suggest an early selection of toys and all Christmas presents, as every day now makes the assortment of all stores a little smaller. fi ii TUS TOPEEA DAILY - -.;-.. ...... .- y SJ' abas .-. I : n n n Bcsirabb Gilts for Men House Slippers 50c to 81.75 Dress Gloves 50o to Q1.50 Fancy Mufflers 25c to 81.00 Ways Mufflers 25o to 50c Silk Handkerchiefs 25o to 50c White Handkerchiefs 5c to 25c Collar and Cuff Boxes.. 25c to 81.50 Dress Shirts 50c to 81.50 Fancy Suspenders 25c to 50c Dress Ties 10c to 50c Cuff Buttons and Jewelry. -5c to 50c Dress Hats 81 to 82.50 Dress Shoes 81.50 to 83.50 Fancy Hose 15c to 35c Fine Umbrellas 81 to 82.50 Suit Cases 75c to 87.50 Shaving Sets, complete 83.50 Comb and Brush sets 81.50to83.eS Handkerchief Boxes. . -25c to 81.25 And Many Others. Men's Work Shoes, $2.25 These shoes are real'y worth 50c more than this nriee. but we boucht them cheat), hence this price. Made of genuine box or kangaroo calf stock ffood. easv fitting lasts with tins solid leather soles and counters these PQ for Friday and Saturday UuiUV LIST C? EESEcAELE PRESENTS FOR LADIES Fine Furs 75c to 818.50 Dress Skirts 82 to 810 New Cloaks --C0.50 to 818 Golf and Kid Gloves. . -25c to 81.50 Toilet Cases, all kinds. 25o to 81.50 Fancy Umbrellas -50c to 85.00 Fine Handkerchiefs 5c to 81.50 Fancy Pillows 25c to 82 Queensware, all kinds and prices. Fancy Fascinators 25c to 81 Dress Waists 75c to 83 Fancy Hose 15c to 81 Trimmed Hats at just half price. Rings and Jewelry 10c to 81 Stand Mirrors 10c to 81 Manicure Sets 81 to 83 Glove and Handkerchief Boxes 75c to 81.50 Fancy Collars 25c to Ql Belts, all kinds 25c to 75c And Many Others, not half told. Ladies' $1.50 Shoes, 88c. i nese are oaas ana enas not all sizes in any one style, but good-wearing kangaroo calf stock some with tips and some with plain toes both lace and button styles these shoes are our regu lar $1.50 shoes and worth even more than ft On this price now for Friday and Saturday tlulj 0m Rocking Chairs, Little red Rocking Chairs, good size, made ood and strong, ' fancy square backs. Other Chil dren's c?o nc Rockers to iid f J Wood Dressers, 25c. O This piece stands 13 mcnes mgn, a mcnes long, 4 inches wide, dark stained wood, mirror top with man tle. Also, book cases, commodes, chiffoniers and others at the 25c; others up to, A same price, J f AO tylkmvU Velocipedes, $1.69. Made good and strong, something that will do the boy some good front wheel 15 in., small wheel 9i in., good heavy axles, e f g Q a bargain. . . t Doll Go-carts, $1.00. , The best $1.00 toy we have ever sold, good solid iron Docnes, extra strong TV durable good f-, and size $1.00. others tJ,V"'- for,25c up 0 c no Wjift to Shoo Flys, 50c. All little fellows enjoy them made with painted horses, high backs good hard-wood rockers upn very strong and durable for -only t!Uu Others at; 75c and 1 a (T . . . . Not including the Toys, Books and Games, below is a list of Useful Presents for Boys Wool and Cotton Sweaters 50c 75c arid up Dress Shirts........ 50c to 75c Boys' Leggins 50c G5c and up Neck Ties 10c 25c and 50c House Slippers 50c and 75c Handkerchiefs 5c to 50c Dress Gloves 25c to 75c Pocket Knives 10c to 50c Rubber Boots ....... 81 to 82.50 Cups and Saucers 10c to 50c Boys' Mufflers 25o to 81 Fancy Suspenders 10c to 50c Manicure Sets ..... 75c to 81.50 Cuff Buttons , 10c to 50c Express Wagons 81.19 to 85 Tool Chests, complete sets 50c to 87.50 And Hundreds of Others. Useful Presents for Girls Pretty Furs -75c to 87.50 Fancy Stockings .......... 15c to 50c Fancy Handkerchiefs and Boxes -5c to 25c Celluloid Comb and Brush sets 50c to 81.50 Jersey Leggins --500 to 81 Set and Plain Rings ..25c to 81 House Slippers 75c to 81 Dress Shoes 81 to 82 Hand Bags 25c to 81 Golf and Kid Gloves ....... 15c to 81 Triplical Mirrors 25c to 50c Fancy Writing Paper. . . . . 10o to 25c Toilet Sets ....50c to 82 Albums, photo OSc to 81.25 Handkerchief Boxes ........ 50o to 0 1 Fancy Work Baskets 25c to 81 Fancy Chairs ..25c to 81.50 Fancy Flap Tables ......... ...... 50c Dishes of all kinds and all prices. Fancy Scissors ........25c to 81 Men's New Caps, 50c. The latest shapes, colors and kinds in men's good, warm, winter caps caps that usually sell for 75c will be sold here for 50c corduroys, plush, Scotch, mixed foods and others all of C At riday and Saturday uUO ALL TRIMMED HATS NOW J PRICE From now until Xmas we wilt e!l ail our fine trimmed bats just half price nothing reserved 'Tis this store's policy never to carry a hat over and at half price our stock will be cleaned up in a hurry. Regular prices $2 to $15 all now Price. f! ifcSa BOMPABTE'S ROUST. Conveyed in Writing to 3Iid--liipnian Minor Meriwether. "U'aphington, Dec. 14. In execution of tha t portion of the sentence of Midship man Minor Meriweather, jr., requiring that "he be publicly reprimanded by the eecretary 01 the navy," Secretary Bona parte has addressed the following letter to Midshipman Meriwether at Annapolis: "Si) : You have been duly convicted of violating clause three of article VIII of the articles for the government of xlna navy, by insulting and subsequently as saulting one of your fellow midshipmen andof conducttotheprejudlceof good or deranddiscipiineby theengageng in a fis flsrht with the same midshipman. These offenses on your part have led to a ca lamity so clearly unforeseen by you and bo distressing that no words of reproof can be needed ret make you feel their gravity. Your disobedience to the laws of your country; your forgetfulness of the full import of your oath; your yield ing to fierce and angry passions when tempted by a sense of wrong have borne fruits so bitter that your worst punish ment has been already suffered. The merciul sentence of the court vvhicn tried you leaves you a member of the honorable profession you. have chosen. In that great school of self-sacrifice and obedience a life useful to your country, will, it is hoped, atone for grave faults which have clouded the early years of your service. "You will acknowledge receipt of this letter and it will be entered on your offi cial record. Respectfully, "CHARLES J. BONAPARTE, "Secretary. "Midshipman Minor Meriwether, jr., T. S. N. "United States Naval Academy, Annap olis, Md." FOR A PCKSE OF $1,500. Special Rare Between "Cruzados" antl "Bearcatcher" at Frisco. San Francisco, Dec. 14. A special race between "Lucky" Ealdwin's Cru zados and Garnett Ferguson's Bear catcher, two of the speediest horses on the coast tracks, for a purse of $1,500 has been arranged for next Sat urday at the Ingleside tracks. The distance will be five and one-half fur longs and the horses will carry a weight of 112 pounds each. The Pacific Union handicap for 2-year-olds with $2,000 added will be run over a mile course on the same 3ay. Subcommittee on Statehood. Washington, . Dec. 14. The house commutes on territories has named Messrs. Hamilton, Brick, Powers, Moon (Tenn.) and Lloyd as a subcom mittee to consider bills for the admis sion of the four territories as two states. Headings will be given on some feature of the proposed legislation. MUST STOP REBATING. Insurance Commissioner of Pennsyl vania Notifies All Life Companies. Harrisburg- Pa., Dec. 14. Insur ance Commissioner Martin has noti fied all life insurance companies do ing business in Pennsylvania that they must file written agreements abolish ing giving of rebates, dismissing agents who do so and refusing to employ such agents for three years after dismissal. FIVE BLOW!! TO PIECES Explosion at Powder Works Felt for Miles Around. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 14. The mix ing houses at the works of the Dupont Powder company near Boyles, eight miles north of this city, was accidental ly blown up, instantly killing rive workmen. The force of the explosion was felt for miles around. The victims were blown to atoms. HEEDS POIiEY FOR MR Germany Has Been Compelled to Buy 1,000 Camels. Berlin, Dec. 14. In the reichstag to day Baron von Stengel, secretary of the imperial treasury . said the government had asked for a supplementary appro priation of $7,500,000 for the African war. Among the purchases which the government had been obliged to make during the parliamentary recess was a thousand camels. Gallinger's Prohibitory Amendment. Washington, Dec. 14. Senator Gal linger has introduced an amendment to the statehood bill to prohibit the sale of liquor in the state proposed to be created by the admission of Okla homa and Indian territory for a period of 21 years, and then only after an amendment to the state constitution permitting liquor traffic. Sidney Lucas Sells for $1,600. Lexington, Kl., Dec. 14. At the Fa- sig-Tipton sale yesterday Sidney Lucas, winner of an American derby and other rich stakes, was sold to H. T. Oxnard of New York, for $1,600. til- Costs 1erv Li till Own a Piano. BUY IT NOW. A small payment every month will pay for a good one in two years. $3-SO to $5.00 per month will pay the rent on a fine piano, with privi lege of applying same on purchase. Call and Investigate Our Plan. STORE OPEN EVENINGS. 'f j 1 fc, is 4 I n ; H Si i 'r i s h E i ! r. m S- a IIP It's! 630 Kansas Avenue. P mm TO SECURE JURY. Hill City Murder Case Has Opened in Graham County. Hill City, Kan., Dec. 14. The trial of Charles Keleher, charged with com plicity in the murder of Charles Wetzel at this place, has begun. It was called in the Graham county district court Tuesday. While there is a special venire of 100 jurors so many of them have knowledge of the case by reading or hearsay that the jury may not he secured until this afternoon. Keleher is represented by David Ritchie of this city and E. W. Jones and F. C. Burke of Hill City, while the state is represented by County Attor ney Harwi and Judge T. F. Garver of Topeka. The latest sensation In connection with the case was the arrest in To peka Monday Tnd return to the Hill City jail, of Dan Hickman, a colored man. Hickman is charged with com plicity in the Wetzel murder. It appears that Hickman has been suspected of having a hand in the murder almost from the first but he was not arrested. The approach of Keleher's trial apparently alarmed Hickman and for fear that he would be implicated by the testimony he left Hill City last Saturday, going direct to Topeka. This is the first time his name has been connected with the murder in a public manner and his ar rest is creating something of a sur prise to his friends. He will prob ably be arraigned as soon as the Keleher trial has been finished. It is alleged that Roberts and Keleher took supper at Hickman's restaurant the evening of the murder. "TAINTED" LECTURES. Declined by Columbus, Ohio, Trades and Labor Assembly. Columbus, O., Dec. 14. Consider able comment has been occasioned by the action of the Columbus Trades and Labor assembly at last night's meeting in declining to accept the services of a nrofessor of the Chicago university to deliver a course of lectures here under the auspices of the assembly. The as sembly was asked to pay a portion of the expenses of the professor and the assembly promptly declined to receive the services of the Chicago man. The reason given is that the Chicago university has John D. Rockefeller as a benefactor and it is almost entirely due to his contributions that the uni versity enjoys its extensiveness and high rank in the educational work. One of the delegates maintained that the professors at the University of Chi cago had to teach and stand for the things that were favored by the oil magnate, and when they ceased to do this, their positions were in jeopardy. In view of this, the proposition was turned down, and a committee consist ing of Delegates Phelan, Houck and Little appointed to arrange for lec tures, securing them from a "source above suspicion." IBl DROPPED 25 FEET Four Workmen Fatally Injured and Five Less Seriously. Kentland, Ind., Dec. 14 Ten work men fell twentv-flve feet from a scaf folding at Sheldon, 111., yesterday. Four were fatally injured and five were less seriously hurt. r.UIIIIEAPOLIS GETS IT. recent revolt of students at the institu tion who objected to certain views en tertained by President Gordon on the question of the negro and whech led to differences of opinion between him and certain members of the faculty. Action upon the resignation will be had at an early day. . . - HEW MEXICO WILLING. Delegation Calls to Tell President Joint Statehood Is All Right. Grand Army Encampment to Be Held There Ausust 13. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 14. The G. A. B.. conference has decided to hold the national encampment here beginning August 13. Louisiana Is a Fast One. Kockland, Me., Dec. 14. The Louis iana on her trial trip exceeded her contract speed considerable. She made a mile at the rate of 18.924 knots an hour and her average for five speed runs over the course was 18.61 knots. President Gordon Forced Out. Washington, Dec. 14. -President Gor- i don of Howard university has tendered his resignation to the board of trustees, i Tkis aciioa . ia the culmination c the Washington, Dec. 14. Joint statehood for New Mexico and Arizona was dis cussed by the president yesterday with a delegation of New Mexicans, among whom were Solomon Luna, Kepublican national committeeman. Major W. H. H. Llewellyn, United States district at torney, Judge A. A; Freeman and A. M. Hove. Judge Freeman said he be lieved the people of the two territories would be glad to aecept joint state hood. ' . r :,'! . Major Llewellyn and'Mr. Luna took up with the president some appoint ments in the judiciary of New Mexico which soon are to be made." The present incumbents probably will be reappointed.- A call for a Republican conference to be held in the hall of the house to morrow at the conclusion of the ses sion was issued today by Mr. Hepburn. The conference is called to consider the question of statehood for the territories. ACTUARY TESTIFIES. Regarding the Prudential's Affairs Before the Committee. MET AT ST. IO CIS. California Girl and Pennsylvania Man Ved in World's Fair City. St. Louis, Dec. 14. Announcement was made yesterday that Miss Mary E. Fitch of San Francisco, and Dr. Ralph Curtis, assistant director of the Alle gheny, Pa., observatory, were married Tuesday at the residence of Rev. Dr. J. W. Cunningham. Miss Fitch is the daughter of George H. Fitch, literary editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He accompanied his daughter to this city and returned to the Pacific coast today. The wed ding was held midway across the con tinent because Dr. Curtis was unable to be absent from his class room for a longer time. Jewelry. Some sell jewelry. So da we. Just examine our goods and compare prices. N. F. Morehouse, 809 Kansas ave. Attend the annual Christmas ball giv en by Valient Lodgel55 Knights Pythias at their hall. Sixth and Quincy streets, Christmas night, Dec. 25th. Admission 25c couple. Ladies free. Things That Men W&ntl Handkerchiefs Waistcoats s Suspenders Neckwear Gloves Mufflers Umbrellas House Coats Lounging Robes All here in splendid variety. , We invite your inspection. On Kansas Avenue at 631 New York, Dec. 14. John K. Gore, actuary of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, was first called to the witness stand in the life insur ance investigation yesterday. He submit ted a list of dividends paid on industrial insurance by his company. It showed the payment in 1904. of $93,000 of "ad ditional benefits" payable in case of death of the insured five years after the Issue of the policy. Mr. Gore said Industrial Insurance in this country is still in the experimen tal stage and that the company regard ed it necessary to hold large funds to meet possible heavy demands. Mr. Gore said that about 37 per cent of the industrial insurance written by his company in 1904, lapsed in the same yeaf. - - : Senator John F. Dryden, president of the Prudential, was recalled and Mr. Hughes asked him about the apparent waste of policyholders through lapses. Senator Dryden said that what his policyholders saved by insurance they would save in no other way. Senator Dryden agreed with Mr. Hughes that apparently about two-thirds of the in sured get nothing back and the senator added that this is regrettable and un fortunate, but nevertheless, he assert ed, the system is the greatest economic force in the country today. ANSWER TO TILLMAN. National Bank Report Shows Ho Con tributions Worth Mentioning. Washington, Dec. 14. The senate has received from Secretary Shaw, the reply of the comptroller of the currency to Senator Tillman s resolu tions, calling for information as to the revelations of bank inspectors re garding contributions made by national banks for compaign purposes. The comptroller says that there are about 100,000 such reports on file and that while he can not without inspecting all of them state their character, he is confident that except in one or two in stances they show no contributions for political purposes since 1891. The ex ceptional reports show contributions covering transactions or J200 or J300 Jn small banks and do not enter into details. TREATY GOES BACK. Committee to Amend Proposed Pact With San Domingo. Washington, Dec. 14. The Santa Do mingo treaty was referred back to the committee on foreign relations by order of the senate in executive Ses sion. It is understood that it 19 the de sire of the administration chat the treaty be modified by striking out the provision authorizing the president to s?nd en armed force to Santo Domingo, if at any time necessary to prearve ?eaca and order in the republec. It is the belief of friends of the treaty that if this pro vision were removed there would be less opposition to ratification. Bill to Abolish Canal Commission. Washington. Deo. 14. A bill abolish ishing the isthmian canal commission was introduced by Representative Mann (111.). In it discretion is given the president to ut the work of building the canal under any one of the active departments and also to operate the Panama railroad through the same means. Wall Falls on Firemen. Chicago, Dec. 14. One fireman was killed and four others injured in a fire that destroyed the greater part of the plant of the Mars Manufacturing company at Evanaton, 111. A quantity of petroleum exploded throwing a por tion of th wall out upon the firemen. The loss by fire is estimated at $100,000. 5,154 female missionaries, 65,286 native laborers and 1,325,825 communicants at the 20,641 stations and out stations. This is an increase during the past year of 103,732 communicants. QUARTERS ARE POOR. Our Foreign Representatives Should Be Better Provided For. Washington, Dec. 14. Secretary of State Root attended the meeting of sen ate committee on foreign relations. He discussed the bill introduced by Senator Lodge providing for the reorganization of the federal service. Among other recommendations the need of suitable quarters for embassies and legations was emphasized by the secretary who declared that the poor accommodations provided detract fromi the respect to which the diplomatic representatives of this .. government are entitled. We Constantly Strive To Esnssr Down Prices. READ AND GET SUSY 25a Big Grocery House Burns. Portland, Ore., Dec. 14. Fire at an early hour today destroyed the whole sale grocery establishment of Wad hams & Kerr Brothers, causing a loss in excess of $100,000. Four firemen were seriously injured during the prog ress of the fire. Room Full of Flowers. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 14. The funeral of Captain Samuel Brown was held today. Floral tributes received from all parts of the country filled a large room. -' Work of Foreign Missions. Boston, Deo. iJ.-A summary of the work of the protestant foreign missions made public today by the American board shows th&t thera axa 6.GQ3 laaie, No More "Advertised Letters." That old familiar friend of the reading public, "advertised letters," will soon greet the reader no more. The postal authorities have been do ing a little quiet investigating as to the cost of advertising unclaimed let ters. The net results from such an expenditure of money have been found to be so trifling that the discontinu ance of tire expenditure has been or dered. First Assistant Postmaster General Hitchcock, who is also a member of the Keep commission, has been look ing about his own department to see where the people's money can be saved and has found several places where the public funds are permitted to dribble out of the treasury. He finds that 90 per cent of the letters adver tised are addressed to traveling per sons who do not remain long enough in one city to get the mail addressed to them. Of more importance than this, from a financial viewpoint, is the fact that it costs on an average of 85 cents to at tempt to deliver each of these un claimed letters, while in the large cities where advertising rates are very high, the cost runs up to $1 a letter. That money is hereafter to be saved, and postmasters will hang a list of un claimed letters in their own offices and let it go at that. Congress for years has appropriat ed $25,000 for advertising the time of departure of foreign mails. This sum is totally inadequate, and unless Con gress sees the wisdom of increasing it the practice will be stopped. A few papers may print it as a matter or news, and if they do not this informa tion can be secured hereafter only through circulars that will be posted in suitable places. Washington Post. The Reason Why. Mrs. Frederick Schoff, the well known philanthropist, answered, at a meeting of Daughters 01 the Revolu tion, an ancient sneer at womankind. "A man," she said, "rose in a wom an's meeting, and with a sneer asked why it was that men were not ad dicted to saying spiteful things about one another as women were. "The president answered him. " 'Men,' she said, 'are so busy brag ging about themselves that they don't have time to attack other men.' " CHICAGO AXD RETURN $16.00 Via Santa Fe Account International Live Stock Exposition. Tickets on sale December 16th to 19th inclusive. Final lirr-' returning, Decem ber 24th. T. L. KING. C. P. & T. A., Topeka, Kansas. Holiday Rates Santa Fe. For the Christmas and New Tears holidays tickets will be sold to points on Santa Fe lines and connecting lines at rate of one and one-third fare. Tickets on sale December 22. 23, 24, 25. 30, 31 and January 1. Final re turn limit January 4, 1906. For further particulars, address T. L. KING, C. P. & T. A., Topeka, Kansas. Watches, Watches. Stock large. Prices right. Morehouse, S09 Kansas ave. .10a ,25a .25a .10c . 5c .15c .15c . .3c New Navy Beans, 7 lbs. . Fancy Tomatoes, 3-lb, cans. Chuck Steak, 3 lbs. . ... Fancy Bulk Oats, 8 lbs. Swift's Butterine,. lb. Fancy Popcorn, 2 lbs. Good Bulk Coffee, lb. . Best Gasoline, per gal Yeast Foam, per pkg., Lank Sausage (our own make) lb.. ....10c Perfection Oil, gallon . . . 10c Plate Boiling Meat, lb.4c White Lard, lb. . . . ... .7c Pure Country lard, lb . . . 15c 10 pounds for $1.35 20 pounds for $2.60 Good Canned Corn, 4 cans 25c Nice Soda Crackers 2 lb. 15c By the box, lb 5c Fancy Rib Roasts, lb . . . 10c Good Coitee, lb. . , 50c Japan Tea, lb ..... . Purity Flour, high pat ent, 50 lb. sack. $1.25 Best Cane Granulated Sugar, 25 lbs for. . . .$1.00 (With a 5 order, sugar included) . . . . , 15c SSc FRASER BROS. C. O. D. STORE Southeast cor. 6th and Jackson Sis. Both Phones 660. " Tlie Store Yoa Hear So Much About S Evening Cfasse Y.ICA, Book-keeping:, Commercial Arith metic, Penmanship, Business Eng lish, Business Spelling. All Com mon School Studies, end Instru mental Music. Five Teachers. CLASSES NOW IN SESSION. ' VIOLINS By Italian and German makers, $5.00 to $75.00. Bows, cases, strings, an-3 fill violin accessories, newly imported,. Artistic repairing. W nXEB ALI C. STEXGEK, Maker of Fine Violins. 3rd Floor, 706 Kan. ave., Topeka, KasV GO TO GOVS CO. Tuesday, December 19th, Is the day to go to Western Kansas to buy a wheat farm $10 for the round trip. Come and go in our crowd. . EASTSIAX & I.AKIX, 115 W. hlxlii at. Topeka. Kansas. The best Equipment Chicken pie supper and annual Christmas sale, Emitx church, tonight. , 4 Is employed to make the Flva Cents a Iay Telephone a ciuictt and reliable means ot communication. Slisoourl & Kansas TeL Co, 'Phone 899.