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....,,.. n ,-.- , . j - a Mow Is WmT 1 im Tomorrow's selling a.f Pe.toin's We Are Endeavoring to Make This the Great Value Giving Store of Kansas We want to convince the people of Topeka and vicinity that there is an advantage in pay ing cash' for your merchandise. This Great Cash Store Should Be Your Trading Center. t TO BUY Japanese Goods, China, Etc., . AT- ; Less Than Regular Prices-- (You have the choosing from the largest and finest selection in the West) AT THE. CLOSING-OUT SALE, OF THE Xopelia. Spice Mills 623 JACKSON ST. Temporary Closing-Out Location. E. D. GILES 6 CO., Proprietors. Topeka's Low Price Grocery Why not give us a trial order and sco how much you can save? . Best Granulated Sugar, 19 lbs for $1.00 V Fresh Country Eggs, dozen 15c V, Choice Country Butter, lb 25c Good Gunpowder Tea, lb 25c Fancy Ginger Snaps, 2 lbs. for 15c Good Broken Rice, lb 5c Fancy Head Rice, 7 lbs. for 50c 5 lb. bag Table Salt ....5c 1 lb. pkg. Baking Soda 5c Taylor's High Patent Flour (unbleach ed). 48 lb. sack $1.40 20c Bulk Coffee (fresh roasted), lb 15c 2 5c Banquet Coffee, lb 20c or 6 lbs $1 Best Kansas Coal Oil. gallon 10c Cooked Corned Beef (our own make), lb 20c Calumet B. Bacon, high grade, about 10 lbs. to the side, lb 18c Rib Boiling Meat, per lb Be Fresh Hamburger Steak, lb 10c Choice Hams, per lb,. ...16c Swift's Butterine, per lb 10c Pure Country Lard, lb 15e 2 4 lbs. Sugar , $1.00 (Best Granulated, with a $5.00 order. Sugar, included.) FRASER BROS.' ;C. O.D. STORE I Southeast tor. 6th and Jackson Sts. ' " ' Both Phones COO. OUTSIDE THE LAW. City Attorney Drennlng Tells Council men to Beware of Jail. Only Four BoRts Arrive. Norfolk, Vs., June 7. The torpedo boats Worden, Truxton. Stuart and Hull which left New York yesterday on a speed contest for Cape Heniy pass ed in the Virginia capes this morning. It is understood that the Hopkins broke down and is being towed by the Whip ple, these two not being in sight at the capes. The committee on ways and means met last night, but owing to the ab sence of Chairman Samuel T. Howe and Councilman J. W. F. Hughes, the question of street lighting. Which was the most important and interesting business referred to the committee by the council, was not taken up by the committee. The most important action of the committee was that taken on the claim presented by the county for the share of the city in the macadamizing of West Sixth avenue. The amount of the claim was $710. The county had the work done and paid for it with the understanding that the city would pay for half of the work, provided this half did not exceed $415. This agree ment was one made with the various members of the council individually and the action was not official. It was never presented to the council for action in a regular meeting until the claim itself came up last Monday night at which time it was referred to the committee. City Attorney Drenning gave his opinion on the matter and quoted sev eral sections from the charter act to back up his opinion. He said: "This comes directly under section 153 of the charter act which . provides that no work in any street Or any other kind of work or improvement shall be com menced by the mayor and council, or under their authority until a detailed estimate, of the costs thereof shall be made -trhder oath by the city engineer and submitted to the council; and in any case where the cost of the work is to be over a hundred dollars the coun cil must receive sealed bids. Nothing of this kind was done in the matter under consideration and this fact makes such a claim illegal. I do not wish to be understood as making a threat but if this claim is allowed it makes the members of the council li able to pay the claim thus allowed into the city treasury under section 95 which directs the manner of proceed ing in such a case. If this should hap pen and three tax payers should ask for the prosecution, the city attorney must prosecute such members. 'I do not present this statement because I do not want to see these things done but because if they are done it is my duty to see that they are done legally. "If this law that I have cited does not convince you of the justice and le gality of rejecting this claim then here are some figures that ought to show the equity of turning it down. The city pays each year $6,000 into the county road fund and this money is used in places where it does the city practically no good. So that the city nas already paid for this road once. And the county is getting the better of the city in every way. The city pays approximately $130,000 into the coun ty treasury each year and the figures from the county books show that the total expenses of the county are only about $82,000 so that the city itself pays a surplus to the county of nearly $50,000 above county expenses. It is my opinion that the city ought not to pay one cent toward making roads in the county and in the present case such payment would be illegal and would make the members of the coun cil liable to prosecution for there was no contract and it takes more than an understanding to allow the city to pay out money. There are a number of such claims that are so near the bor der line that it is like giving money away. There was the appropriation to Marshall's band and the allowance to the chief of police to go to Minne apolis. These would be nice things to do if they could be done legally but a few of these small things pile up till at the end of the year there will be a couple of thousand that has been paid illegally and then there will be a de ficit." "... , V. W. T) TJX A WAY IS THE CAPTAIN Popular Second Baseman Will Lead Soils of Ichabod on Diamond. $40,000 Shoe Sale! Huge bankrupt sale of fine foot wear at less than manufacturers' cost this is your opportunity to buy at rock bottom the finest prod uct of the shoe market! Come Sat urdaya large number of salesmen specially engaged to give you prompt attention! Wiping Out Profits This is the season for Oxfords. Here's a splendid line of Iadie3 Oxfords, the snappiest styles, sold everywhere for $3.03. Gcing for The low cut pat nt leather is the dress hoe there's nothing looks quite as stylish. The latest "Clubdom" styles, reg it ar f 3 and J3.E0va'ues at this sale for r If. I- Men's regular S3 Shoes sensible comfortable for business wear there's never an ache in them Kangaroo Ca'.f-dull sole $1.45 M A Children' Shoe thousands of them sturdy, handsome, the long wear Klna: provide ior vacation time sold elsewhere at $1.00 up Mother's buy them here for 40c Fitwell Shoe Store John I. El let "MONEY BACK STORE" Henry C Ellet 515 Kansas Ave. Warren W. Dunaway, the second baseman of the Washburn team, has lprn elected captain for the season of 1908. Dunaway, during the college baseball season just closed, was one of the strongest players on the team 1 W. W. Dunaway, Sew Captain Wash burn Baseball Team. and was one of the stars of the team in fielding. He put up a good game for the Ichabodians at the bat and was a popular favorite. Dunaway played the same position on the team of two years ago. He did not play last season as he was not in Wash burn. Dunaway was a member of the foot ball squad last fall and although it was his first experience on the grid iron he showed much promise. He is a junior in the liberal arts department and is an industrious student. He is with several others who will be eligi ble who were not eligible this season. Captain Dunaway ought to have a good team next year as everything at the present time indicates a success ful season. All the players of this season's team will be back next year several others who will be eligible this season. SOLD AS JUNK. Old Sloop of War St. Louis .Goes for $4.210. ' " i Philadelphia, June 7. After. ' having weathered storms for nearly three-quarters of a century, the old sloop of war St. Louis has been sold by the govern ment to a Junk dealer of this city for $4,210. The vessel was condemned by a board of surveyors at League Island navy yard and it was decided by the navy department that it should be sold, the upset price being fixed at $3,300. The great amcunt of copper in the old hulk made it more than usually valuable, For some time the St. Louis was used as headquarters of the -'"ennsylvania naval reserves. The ship was built at Washington in 1S28 and was the vessel with which Captain Ingraham overawed an Austrian squadron in the harbor of Smyrna and secured the release of an American citizen who was held prisoner on the Austrian flagship. Captain Ingraham cleared for action and served notice that he would open fire on the squadron if the man was not surrendered by a certain hour. Before the time limit expired the man was sent on board the St. Louis. Clothing Department ' '" ' SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY Competition outclassed. We are hard to beat on qualities. Harder to beat on styles. ' - Hardest to beat on prices. Special $12.50 Suit This is an all pure worsted suit, all the new colors, linings corres pond with cloth. Up to date style, down to date price $12.50) Young Men's Special Suit A gen. all worsted, medium, plaid, gray; stylish, pleasing and attractive. See tiis $7 value, spec ial : $5.95 Alpaca and Blue Serge Coats only They will keep you cool and you will feel comfortable. ' A fine alpaca coat $1.75 An extra fine alpaca. ....... .$2.25 A genuine all wool blue serge $3.00 An extra fine all wool blue serge, at . . . . t . $3.95 - -. ! Paxton's Special Dollar Shirt These high grade percales and fine printed madras; all this sea son's patterns, plain or coat style. We know you expect to pay $1.50 for' this grade our special. .$1.00 Men's Straw Hats Telescopes and yacht shapes all the rage. Kxtra good quality, fine straw, at... $1.00 and $1.50 The very best quality $2 and $2.50 Dry Goods Department SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY $15 Silk Suits, $10.95 Made of heavy grade taffefa silk, brown or black. Jackets have K'n. length sleeve and are trimmed with silk braid and fancy buttons. Skirts are made very full, pleated 6tyle. Our $15.00 suits $10.95 Wash Suits $1.69 Made of linen-colored lawn and plain gingham. The lawns are trimmed with tucks and ecru lace; the gingham with pleats and pip ing such as credit stores sell for $2.00 here, per suit $1.69 Children's Dressrs $1.25 Sailor suit 1 style, ages up to, 14 years, made of plain colored ging ham, have wide collar and tie trimmed with white pique. Special value, per suit $1.25 5c Trochon Lace 3 l-2c Both edge and Insertion, and there are some matched sets in the lot suitable for trimming muslin garments. Worth 5c per yard 34c 15c M Waists !0c - Right on the first floor of a bright, clean, well ventilated day light store, you can get these bar gains. We have them from 2 to 12 years in snze, and they are worth 15c. Saturday, each 10c 19c Lace Lisle Hose 15c Women's Black Lisle Hose, with neat lace pattern running to the toe have spliced heel and toe. Worth 19c per pair... ;s. . . 15c 15c Embroidery 10c We have Just received a special lot of embroidery edge and inser tion it came in not more than 6 yard lengths cambric and Swiss beautiful patterns for dress or mus lin garment trimming. You will find such values in the lot as credit stores ask 19c per. yard for, here Saturday, choice, per yard .10c Rugs and Carpets Good, heavy Ingrain 'carpets. In small patterns and floral designs, will wear equal to . 4 ,5.0c carpet, our .price ...... .....A.....,...;...,., 35c Granite Ingrafn Carpets, for only .-, . . .-. .. ... .K ........ . . .". . ." 28c Brussels rugs,' size 8-3xl0"6, cheap at $ll.50 special .$10 "ork Linoleum ;Worth 65c per square yard only one pattern left, 65c quality, per square? yajd 50c 9x12 Brussels-rug, a beautiful line of patterns, for $12.50 Excelsior cotton top Mattress, for only $2.25 Excelsior cotton top and bottom Mattress, good value at $4, here $3.25 Woven Wire Springs, sold at most stores for $2.25, our price. .. .$1.90 . Wood frame,. i Woven Wire Springs, worth $1.75, special $1.29 Woven Wire ots for only...... $1.25 THE INDIES HOMEJOURNALBOTERNS Summer Quarterly 5 Cents This is Ladies' Home Journal Pattern Quarterly it is worth 15c. We i have just received 200 of them, and if you buy a pattern we are going to sell you the book for 5c Shoe Specials ; For Saturday's. Selling Hen's Oxford Made up in heavy vici kid leathers, over straight Lanaon toe lasts, Heavy single tioodyear welt sewed soles, Duut ior service, bell regularly at ?3.00, special .. at $2.50 Women's Vici Kid Oxfords Made with heavv II. 3 1 J. .11 1 -J J . . -a. wen sewcu suira, u uu kiu quarters, patent, tips, me- i'-iS?K j: l i i o n -c :.. .-. - - . . . ... uiuiu iu w i!cei. oeus lur ou, special 9I.VO Child's Shoes Patent colt stock, dull kid tops, blucher styles, heavy ex tension oak sewed soles, made over very broad lasts, sizes SY2 to 11. Sell regularly at $1.50, special at. .. .$1.25 Child's Shoes Made up in light vici kid leather, soft hand turn sewed soles, low style, patent tip, sizes 6 to 8. Sell at 75c, special at 59c Misses' Patent Colt Oxfords Made with light single sewed soles, blucher style, dull kid quarters, few sizes sold out. ' Sell regularly at $1.69, special at $1.48 Child's Shoos Soft, vici kid stock, with black canvas tops, light single sewed soles, kid tips, lace style only, size 5 Vz to 8. Extra good value at 85c, price 59c 15c Wash Goods 12 l-2c Holly Batiste for shirt waists and dresses, light or dark grounds; neat, stylish patterns; colors that will launder perfectly. .-Our regu lar, price 15c per-yard, Sat..l2Jc 25c Gauze Union Suils 17c These are the ones we sell at 25c ask the credit stores how much they are. They have tape at the arm and yoke, are knee length with lace trimmings, size 5 and 6 only, Sat urday, per suit ...17c 4-4 Muslin 7c A Few Specials in Millinery Ladies' Trimmed Hats- of fancy silk hair braid, laces, chiffon, beauti fully trimmed with flowers, ribbon, etc., in assorted shapes, worth dou ble, choice $2.50 This lot includes the best pattern hats in our Millinery Department that sold formerly at $7.50 and $8, reduced to $5 Children's Hats for hot weather come in assorted colors, different styles to choose from at 50c that have been sold regularly at 75c. Ladies' Sailors in black and white, $1.25 values at 75c L ' . Specials in Hovsefurnishina For two days' Fellings about 5 pat terns of good wall paper of good qual ity, will sell you for 4c Paper worth 8c and 9c, choice.. c 1 2 and 15 cent paper, special. . . . 10c Plain shape, full size table tumblers, set of six for 15c Granite Kettle, regular 35c value, special 29c Guaranteed House Paint, all colors, per gallon $1.25 3 Burner Gasoline Stoves for. .$1.75 Heavy canvas weave Hammocks, large stationery pillows, special price $2.50 Good, strong,' heavy weave Ham mock for $1.89 Complete line of Table Cutlery at Paxton's prices, you know what that means. Sixth and Qvincy PAXT0N & P AXT0N Sixth and Qvincy Saturday we are going to sell yard wide muslin, smooth, soft fin ish, about one-fourth bleached, that is worth 7c per yard by the bale. We have 2000 yards and will limit the purchase of each customer at 20 yards, Saturday per yard.... 7c 5c Bone Buttons 2 l-2c -.Higiily polished bone buttons, put. up 'two dozen in a box, have four holes and are just the right size for under garments, worth 5c per doz 2!4c Needle Point Pins 2 1-2 Full 400 count pins, needle point, non-rustable, medium length worth 5c, per paper 2Jc SCHMITZ CASE HALTS. To Enable Defendant to Plead to Twenty-eight More Indictments. San Francisco, June 7. The trial of Mayor Schmitz on a charge of extor tion was interrupted yesterday after noon as the Defendant Schmitz had to appear in Judge Lawlor's court to an swer 14 indictments in connection with the gas bribery and 14 more growing out of the trolley franchise deal, but on motion of his counsel the cases were postponed until a week from tomorrow. President Calhoun, of the United Railways, was excused by the court yesterday from personal attendance to answer the 14 trolley indictments at which time Tirey W. Ford. William Abbott and Thornwell Mullaley. the other United Railroad officials indicted Jointly with Calhoun will answer their indictments in person. . . The cases against Eugene DeSabla, John Martin and Fiank G. Drum of the gas company will be called for answer at 11:30 Saturday morning in Judge Lawlor's court. The time set for Ruef to answer both the gas and trolley in dictments is 4:30 o'clock this afternoon in Judge Lawlor's court at which hour the court will also hear the testimony of Secretary G. C; Burnett of the grand jury in connection with the motion of the attorneys for Louis Glass that the indictments against him be set -aside on constitutional grounds. The argu ment in this and the Halsey matter is to be heard at 8 o'clock tonight by Judges Lawlor and Dunne siting en bene. Marehands, one of the restaurants prominently mentioned in the Schmitz trial closed its doors yesterday on ac count, the management stated, of loss of patronage, due to the car strike. Malfanti, proprietor of Delmonico's, will be the star witness when the Schmitz trial is taken up. HARDLY A HOUSE LEFT. A Destructive Cyclone Sweeps Over Kurraclii, India. Bombay, June 7. A destructive cyclone swept over Kurrachi yesterday. Several steamers were driven ashore and hardly a building remains unwreck ed. The casualties have not been re ported. - - - - Kurrachi, also spelled Kurrachee and Karachi, is one of the principal seaports of British India, capital of the Sindh di vision of the Bombay presidency and of the district of Kurrachi. It is situated on the Arabian sea 12 miles northwest of the westernmost outlet of the Indus. Kurrachi, when it passed into the hands of the British in 1842, was but a strug gling vUlage. It now presents the fea tures of a modern city, is noted for its manufactures of carpets and fine sil verware and has a population of over 120,000. CHAUFFEUR IS KILLED. Wreck In 200-Mile Race Injures Two Brooklyn Men. Albany, N. T., June 7. James Swan of Boston, chauffeur of a motor car, was killed and Howard Mosher, a well known bicyclist of Brooklyn, and an other in were badly injured in a collision between their car and an Al bany & Hudson electric car at Clinton Heights, near Rennselaer. The motor car was one of thoso en route to this city in the 200-mile endurance race of the New York Motor club. FIVE YEARS" IN PRISON Tills Is Sentence Imposed on Roths . child. Barn Burner. William Rothschild, the young farm hand, who was arrested a couple of months ago for setting fire to the barns of .W. H. Sumney, a Pauline farmer, and destroying stock and property to the value of $7,000, pleaded guilty to arson on being arraigned in the district court this morning. Judge Dana sen tenced him to a term of imprisonment in the state penitentiary of not less than five or more than seven years. Rothschild had been working for Sumey for a couple of weeks when b was discharged and on the night of his discharge he returned to the farm and "fired" the barns with such destructive results. He was free to admit the crime when arrested and said that he did it because he had a grudge against Mr. Sumey for not treating his cattle and stock properly. Among other things that made Rothschild angry was Mr. Sumey's failure to curry the burs out of his calves' tails. It was thought by the county authori ties that perhaps Rothchild's mind was unbalanced and a commission was ap pointed to inquire into his sanity. This inquiry was made a couple of days ago and the. commission found that Roths child was sane. King Oscar's Golden Wedding. Stockholm, June 7. The golden wed ding of King Oscar and Queen Sophia was joyfully celebrated throughout Sweden. Their majesties drove through the gaily decorated streets and were everywhere acclaimed. Congratulations are being received from all parts of ths world. State Journal, 10c a Week.