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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURNALMONDAIT EVENING, JULY 15, 1907.
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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
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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
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ZANDITON THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND
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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.
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For Infants and Children.
Tb8 Kind Yea Have Always Bough!
Bears the
Signature of
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110 East Sixth Street, Topeka Kansas.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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