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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURNALMONDAIT EVENING, JULY 15, 1907.
0' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 To Santa Fe Employees: This Great Ssile Gomes in the Nick of Time. Bring Your Check Here and Get It Cashbiir Dollars Will Do Triple Work During This Sale D 7 V 0 O GOT WRONG MAN. Edgar C. OliTer, Supposed to Be Clerer Forger, Arrested. tictlm Was J. M. Frank, West i . Side Grocer. WAS AFTER STORES. Then He Offered Checks For Small Sums of Cash. Tells Conflicting Stories to 'the f Officers- i. Edgar C. Oliver, flapper gentle man about forty years old. and .who claims Columbus, Ohio, as his home, la a prisoner In the county jail under charges of having obtained money on forged checks. J. M. Frank, the grocer, with his store at 1123 West Sixth avenue, is one of" Oliver's vic tims and the complainant against him. It is the opinion of the police and county authorities that Oliver possibly made victims of several Topekans and they are inclined to think that he may be wanted! by the peace authorities of other places for similar operations. Edgar C. OUver. Arrested In Topeka , for Forgery. ' Oliver worked an unusually smooth game to obtain money on- bad checks. To the best information of the police he arrived in town on Thursday last. Soon after his arrival he got in com munication with Mr. Goodman, the local agent for the Swifts. - He told Goodman that he intended to locate In Topeka and wished to purchase a meat market and grocery store. Mr. Goodman placed him in- touch with Councilman Montgomery and Mr. Montgomery took Oliver around on Friday afternoon .and Saturday morn ing to groceries and meat markets that are for sale. '- Among the places visited were -Mr. Frank's and the Shawnee grocery on East Sixth avenue. After visiting these places with Mr. Montgomery and talklnsr with ; the owners as a prospective buyer Oliver called on these places by 'himself on Saturday afternoon. He talked for a- time with-Mr. Dreisbach. the manager of the Shaw nee, grocery, and then stepped. over to the cashier's desk where he presented a. check for $16.50 to the young -wo-'. man - cashier. She., had seen him ! aroun j the, store talking with Mr. Dreisbach and cashed the check with out a moment's hesitation. Oliver left the store immediately. Mr. Dreisbach. had noticed his stop " -ping at the cashier's desk and went there to find out what he had been do ing. ..When . the cashier told Mr. Dreisbach that she had cashed a check for the man, Mr. Dreisbach got sus picious in a minute that things were not right.' He grabbed ' the check from the till and, hastened out on the street after ' Oliver." He caught up with him. a. few. doors away and told liim that the check did riot look right Oliver was a bit affronted that any Zanditon's Great Removal and Consolidation Sale opened Saturday morning at 9 o'clock; 40 clerks were unable to wait on the vast, seething crowds that jammed this popular store all day long. Hundreds were turned away because they were unable to gain entrance. We wish to thank the people for theiir liberal response and regret that our building and force of clerks were unable to accommodate the crowds.. While we can not increase the size o the room we will increase the number of clerks so that every day this week every customer ;will receive that courteous treatment that is always to be had -at Zanditon's. The immense crowds that were at Zanditon's Saturday goes to show that the people appreciate Zanditon and his store as every item is as advertised and no man, woman or child was ever turned away on account of not getting goods as advertised. Remember: This Great Removal and Consolidation Sale will continue until every dollar's worth of the Council Grove and Topeka stocks are sold,; as about September 1, Zanditon will open the big new department store on Kansas avenue with all brand new goods. If you appreciate the value r of a dollar you will not fail to attend this, the greatest of all sales ever held in Topeka or Shawnee county : One dollar here will do the work of three elsewhere.' Yours to ."please. .. -. ' ' ""' . ' - . " ' " ." - ZANDITON THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND '00000 0000000000000000000000000000000 one should question his financial standing but said that if Mr. Dreis bach was not willing to accommodate him by cashing such a small check he would be glad to return the money for the check. He did so and went his way. , Within an hour or so afterwards Oliver walked into Mr. Frank's store. He still seemed to be bent on buying a grocery business and talked for some time with Mr. Frank about his stock and his trade. Then he re rivarked that he was going on a little fishing excursion on-Sunday and was short of ready change. He wanted to know if Mr. Frank would cash a small check for him. Mr. Frank was most willing to . do so and turned over $20.50 for a check for that sum. This check, as was the. one presented at the- Shawnee grocery, was drawn on the Hayden-Clinton National bank of Columbus, -Ohio. The checks - were made payable to Edgar C Oliver and. were' signed with the name of J. C. Rudd. . , After Mr. Frank had cashed the check and his friend . Oliver had de parted, Mr. Frank became suspicious. He called Mr,'Merrtgomery by phone and inquired about the stability of Oliver. . ' ' Mr. Montgomery replied that he knew nothing of the man except that he was a prospective purchaser of a grocery store and he expressed the opinion that Mr. Frank had been a little hasty in cashing acheck for him. Mr. Frank then went to the police station and his story of the operations of Oliver convinced the police that the gentleman was not on the level and their conviction was enhanced when they learned shortly afterwards of Oliver's almost successful effort to get money from the Shawnee grocery on a check. The police soon found that Oliver had been living at 321 Kansas avenue since his arrival in town on Thursday, and the place was watched all of Saturday afternoon and Saturday night for the return of the gentleman who was being sought. Detective Judkins was on watch throughout the early Sunday morning hours and his long and tiresome vigil was rewarded Just a few minutes be fore 6 o'clock In the morning by the appearance of Oliver. Judkins placed Oliver under arrest against his pro testations that he was innocent of any crime. He was lodged in the county jail and a few hours afterwards Mr. Frank arrived at the jail and identified Oliver as the man -who Jiad passed the check on him.- Oliver wanted to make good the value of the check which Mr. Frank had cashed tf Mr. Frank thought there was anything -wrong abcut it. Oliver had $26 in cash with him when arrested. Mr. Frank re fused to take the money and pressed the complaint against Oliver on which he was held. The police communicated with the bank officials at Columbus and learned from them that the checks in the pos session of Oliver were bogus. The bank officials declared that no one by the name of Judd. whose purported signature was on the checks, had an account with the bank and that they knew nothing of Oliver. Oliver has told the police a lot of conflicting stories. On one occasion he said that he had written the checks and then said that they had been given to him by Mr. Rudd, an extensive cat tle dealer of Columbus, for whom he worked. He declares that he is a meat cutter ' by trade but has been mixed up in a variety of business af fairs, even to the handling of fast horses In the east and Canada. . . Crowd at SaUna Chautauqua. Sallna, Kan., July 15. Between 4.000 and 5.000 persons attended the Chautauqua assembly here Sunday al though the park was deep with mud and in low places pools of water stood. Three excursion trains were run into the city, one from Platnville, one from f?eloit and one from McPhersonv Were Killing Doves. ' Argentine,- Kan., July 15. Samuel Dnko and John Boron were arrested by the game wardens in Argentine Sunday on a charge of shooting doves.' They were taken to the "Wyandotte county jail. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Tb8 Kind Yea Have Always Bough! Bears the Signature of Z AMM Ii OM 110 East Sixth Street, Topeka Kansas. liiiTHTbpaiAiav5 Mr. Earl Churchman spent Sunday in St. Joseph. Mr. Oliver Wolf will go to Alva, Okla., this evening to visit his farm. Morton and Frank Goodman spent Sunday visiting , their people at .Valley Falls. " G. T. Shlrey, O. A. Kistler and Mr. Huber were in town today from Grantville.' . ' : Messrs. Sidney Smith and Ed ward Musson spent Sunday visiting friends in Rochester. Miss Mary Stafford of 15Q7 Quincy street has returned from, a visit to friends In Chanute. ' . - . n Dr.' H. C. Miner has returned from Los Angeles, Cal., where he has been spending the past month. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Capron will leave tomorrow for Denver, Col., where they will visit relatives for a short time. . " Mr. Brammell and family moved today from the northeast corner of Monroe and Kious streets to Osa watomie. E. M. Shelton, agent for the Gyrator mills, has just returned from a busi ness trip to Atchison. St. Joseph, Hor ton and points north. All officers and members of Amity lodge -231 K. of P.. are requested to be present at the meeting this evening. Business of importance. Work was commenced this morning with the big steam engine to plow up the pavement on Kansas avenue pre paratory to repavlng with brick. Miss Blanche Goodno of 935 Jack son street has returned from a visit to her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Park Goodno at the Goodno farm. The Topeka Chautauqua opened this afternoon at Garfield park with a con cert by Kilties band followed by an ad dress by Captain 3. G. Waters. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis of 104 5 Central avenue are shipping their household goods to Denver and will shortly leave for that city, where Mr. Davis has an electrical position. The North Topeka mills have all been shut down to give their machin ery an overhauling to -be In readiness to handle the heavy fall and winter business. Wheat is beginning to come in quite lively in the past two or three days. - Mrs. A. A. Hunt of 1304 Kansas avenue and daughters, Helen Hunt and Miss Etta Clampitt, left Saturday night for Hot Springs, Arkansas, where Miss Clampitt, who has been suffering for some time with rheu matism will take treatment. The German Russian American league will hold a : special meeting some time this week at their hall over Harding's bicycle store to make final arrangements In regard to building their hall and club room on North Sardou avenue. It Is expected that the building will cost about $1,500. Owen E. Cope, chief clerk to the general freight and .ticket agent of the D. E. & G. railway at Enid, Okla., spent Sunday Visiting on the North side, the guest of Charles Gerteisen. Mr. Cope was raised in North Topeka and educated at the old Quincy school and formerly worked at the Santa Fe Junction depot. Mr. and MrsT Joseph Banker of Los Angeles, Cal.. who ' have been the guests of Rev. Mr. Barrett of 1009 Quincy street, are now visiting Charles Pence and family and other friends in the Pence neighborhood, fifteen miles northwest of town."' Mr: -and Mrs. Banker were former residents of Shawnee county but"- left here over twenty years ago. " - ." General Manager McAfee of the Oakland and North Topeka Woolen mills is devoting his entire time to re pairing and fixing up the Western Woolen--mllls.v expecting to do a big business this fall and winter. Mr. Mc Afee may-move back to North Topeka and may possibly occupy the John Schenck property at. .3 OS West Gordon street. . . A young man froni .-'the south sid-3- started out yesterday with.-an automo bile and a young woman friend to go toRossville. They scarcely had reach ed . North Topeka wfieU wthe' gasoline gave out. Not -to be-i daunted by the lack of such a trifling, although -necessary article, the young man hunted-until he found a deafet-iti thefi-uid . who had no scruples against selling on trie Sabbath. A sufficient quantity' to tako the machine to Rossville and back Vfns secured without difficulty until It came to the settling up when the young man discovered he was without change. The problem which confronted him was a hard one. He could not borrow from his companion because she had noth ing to lend. He could not borrow from he merchant for he" was not also a loan agent. Finally the youth thought of the expedient of leaving his watch as security for the gasoline and this was done. The watch is to - be' redeemed today after the young man has Inter viewed his banker. Rev. S. A. Hayworth, who has oc cupied" the pulpit at the North Topeka Baptist church for'ihe past two Sun days went to Hutchinson " today where he will be the ."guest "of the Baptist minister t that place. Rev. Mr. Hay-" worth will stop- ih Topeka Friday on his way to Atchlffbn where he will preach Sunday. .The pulpit ' of the Baptist church here will be' filled next Sunday by Rev. Meyer of the Ottawa university. .. ; . ,-- 'John Buechner, who was, operated upon last week at Pr. Keith's hospital when he had a. bullet remove from one of his knees I which f had -- been there " ever" MncS ' Wb was ' accidentally shot two years ago was taken yester day to the home, of his cousins. Misses Mary and ' 'Lena' ' Hohnbaum, 1428 Central avenue. .'Mr. Buechner is improving and is able to walk a lit tle with the aid of crutches. Northern Shawnee county has been visited with very heavy rains in the past 24 hours. At' Elmbnt yesterday there was a cloud' burst which washed away the bridge over Half Day creok. In consequence of these rains all of the creeks are out of their banks. Little Soldier and Big Soldier have both over flowed and are doing considerable dam age to the crops in the low lands. r Our Semi-Jnnual CBamnce Remaining Stock Men's Fine 2-Piece and 3-Piece Summer Suits 631 Kansas Ave. Messrs. James and Mert Forbes, who live at the joining of these two creeks 'have been compelled to move to higher igraund," while their wheat which was In shocks has been more or less damaged. Solder: creek, which yesterday was the lowest It has been for years, is now overflowing Its banks at some points. At Central avenue it is running through the fill north of the-bridge. Soldier creek drains all of the creeks north and although it is so high no fear of dan ger is felt among North side people as the creek can care for all the water there is to come. There Is no back wa ter .from the river and the creek has been considerably . cleared out in the past year. Indian creek east of North Topeka, which in summer time is us ually a little- stream sometimes hardly visible, is . now out of its banks. Yes terday it lacked two feet of coming into the Calvin Leep house on the old Koehr farm. Reports from Grove and other towns on the Onaga branch -fell of heaVy. ruiins;: At" Grove- the -rainfall amounted to six Inches. . The rains were not -confined -to Shawnee county alone for at Merlden, in' Jefferson county, a rainfall of 8 inches is reported. - - CENTRAL BRANCH WRECK. Engineer and Baggageman Are In jured by a Derailment. Effingham, July 15. A' Missouri Pacific passenger train was partially derailed near here at an early hour this morning. Tha engineer and bag gageman were slightly injured. "Hoot mon,". the Kilties are coming. All $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00 Suits ...J . .: All $22,50, $25, $27.50 and 30. 00 Suits. . i It's our policy not to carry over till next sea son, Suits that wete made to sell this season. (MSMM&L EXPECT LIVELY BIDDING. On August 10 the Devlin Bids WiU Be Opened. When the trustees of the Devlin estate and the allied Devlin companies open the bids for the sale of the Devlin Coal company on August 10 they will have commenced the disposal of the largest remaining asset of the trusteeship. The bids , will be opened by Walter Reeves, one of the trustees, at Streator, Illinois, at ten o'clock In the morning and all bids will have to be filed by that time. "I believe 'that there is going to -be spirited bidding and that there will be' considerable, rivalry," said J. S. Dean, attorney for the trustees. The Marceline Coal company and the Kansas City Coal and Coke company are'-twer 'remaining proTJertfes"'sniI Held which are tied up by, litigation and which are riot on the market until 'this litigation can be finally terminated. --It is believed that .it will be possible to straighten this out, however, . in ' a short time. . Following this the- trustee ship will come to a conclusion. It is very probable that the trustee ship will not continue In existence be-, yond the end of the year. W. E. Thomas of Leavenworth who was connected with the late C. J. Dev lin In' a. number of his" enterprises and who became incapacitated immediately following the announcement of the fail ure has fully regained his former poise and Tuesday' afternoon will appear be fore N. H. Loomis, special referee In bankruptcy, to have a hearing covering an application filed by Thomas to be ...... $12.50 f l7 CJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 relieved from bankruptcy. Mr. Thomas has never had a hearing before the referee and a complete inquiry into his financial condition will be conducted by Mr. Loomis. JOLES LEADS AT BAT. St. Louis American League - Player Doing Heavy Hitting. " ' " , Chicago, July 15. Harry Niles of St. Louis increased his batting average in the American league baseball race from .361 of last week to .379 and; fans predict that he will be one of the sen sations of the American league thl year, rivaling the former reputation of his teammate. Stone. This will not be as a long distance hitter, however. In stead his fame will be more like th.it of Willie Keeler, the safe, sure placer of hits.t J:;lbb.and Crawford of Detroit ra-a runmh&r n rinqp m r .i 1 ." . . . honors and the, former has it this wee's by one small point. Cobb's mark ! .344 and the other has .343. Flick leads the Cleveland bunch with .336. Lejola, who was spiked, by Unglaub of Boston recently .and put out of the game, was hitting at the rate of .301, a gain of .014 since the week previous. Street Car Hits Telegraph Pole. Chicago, July 15. Seven persons were injured today, one of them fatal ly, when a street car jumped the track at Ninety-seventh street and struck a telegraph pole. All the passengers were thrown to the floor and bruised and cut by flying glass. James McCor- mlck sustained a fracture of the left arm and Internal injuries. His recov ery is considered impossible. 631 Kansas Ave. r