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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1907.
S. BARNUf.l DEAD. Pioneer Topeka MerchantPasses Away Today. 4 4 Bargains for This Afternoon and Tomorrow at Paxtoii's! This Big Cash Store Always Offers You Opportunities That Mean a Saving of Money. t Oxford.- -SslIg - ' ' - "' - - - -'- ri iiilrftiT-"' - - - -t - - t I - - $ - -K -tt $ - J. $ Ladles Ladies' Ladies' Ladies' Ladies' $4.00 $3.50 $3.00 J2.50 $2.00 Oxfords. Oxfords. Oxfords. Oxfords. Oxfords. . .$3.25 .$2.fl5 .$2.25 .$1.75 .$1.60 Men's Banister $5 Oxfords. .$3.95 Men's Harlow $4 Oxfords . .$3.25 Men's Ralston $4 Oxfords. .$3.23 Men's Fellow Craft $3.50 Ox. $2.95 Boys' and Youths $2.50 Ox. $1.90 ALL STYLES and ALL LEATHERS LADIES'. MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S WHITE CANVAS OXFORDS . We Will Close At Your Price Regardless of Cost As the above prices will average less than cost, we will sell for cash only: L5 EXTRA 7 v53BLffci 606 T Has Been Sick Since May With Bright's Disease. HE CAME HERE IN 1S69. Opened a Store in Union Hall Block. 1 Leaves a Widow, Four Sons and Two Daughters. Simon Barnum, a pioneer merchant t the city as well as one of the oldest residents, died at his home, 328 Harri son street, early this morning at the age of 65 years, of Brlght'3 disease after an illness dating from the first of last nay. Mr. Barnum was born in Ger many in 1842 and came to this country when a young man, locating In Topeka In 1869 where he began business as a cjoimng and dry goods merchant. TOPEKA 7.i UALITY Kansas Ave. ' 1 A HOSTS OF ELKS. Largest Grand IiOdgo Sleeting in History of the Order. the Philadelphia. Pa., July 15. Opening day of the Klks' convention week was greeted with clear, fairly warm weather. From 4:15 a. m. when the first delega tion arrived from Mobile, Ala., big hosts of Elks came every hour. Grand Secre tary Fred C. Robinson of Dubuque, la., paid today that the registration of dele gates to the grand lodge meeting is ths largest in the history of the order. Philadelphia is decorated as never be fore and every day until Saturday will practically be a holiday. The streets in the central part of the city are Jammed with enthusiastic crowds and the fa miliar "Hello, Bill," is heard every where. . The convention of the grand lodge will be formally opened at the Grand opera house tonight. The principal address of welcome on behalf of the local lodge will be made by Congressman Moore of this city. Mayor Reyburn and Governor Stuart are expected to extend the hand of wel come. The response will be by Grand Exalted Ruler Henry A. Melvin of Cali fornia. The first official entertainment of the members of the grand lodge took place at noon at a park on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river. The mem bers and their ladies were conveyed there in chartered steamers which be fore landing made a tour of the river, parsing the League Island navy yard and the big shipbuilding plants. The festivities at the park began with a clam bake and sea food dinner. Every candidate for grand lodge office is either here or is represented by ener getic agents who buttonhole every dele gat that presents himself for registra tion. John K. Tener of Charleroi, Pa., the grand treasurer, a candidate for grand exalted ruler, seems to lead for that high honor and his election is free ly predicted. Dallas, Texas, appears to have the field to itself at present as the place for the next convention. MURDER INQUEST HELP. Coroner's Jury at Last Finds Second Three Bridges Victim Is Dead. CHAUTAUQUA GARFIELD PARK Cilties Band Today Two Concerts 3 p. m. 8 p. m. TOMORROW'S PROGRAMME m. Devotional Hour. m. Bible Lecture. Dr. ."Bible Lands,' 8:30 a. 8:00 a. W. M. Patten, Council Tent 10:00 a. m. Mrs. Margaret Hill McCarter, "Summer Mornings With the Poets," Council Tent. 11:00 a. m. Domestic Science, Miss Margaret Haggart. Lecture and demonstration on cooking "Vegetables, Cereals, Fruits." Coun cil Tent. 2:00 p. m. The Wilbur Star Con cert commpany. Auditorium. 2:30 p. m. Col. H. W. J. Ham, of Georgia, "The Snollygostlc in Politics. "- 4:00 p. m. United Mission Study, Mrs. John P. White. "The Triumph of Missions," Council Tent. 4:00 p. m. United Mission Study. Mw. Jonn P. White. "Methods of Modern Mission." Council Tent. 5:00 p. m. C. L. S. C. Council Hour In charge of Women's Aux iliaries G. A. R. 7:30 p. m. Wilbur Star Concert company. 8:30 p. m. Nat M. Brigham. "The Apache Warpath." Illustrated. The $1.00 ticket good for six ad missions can still be had at Stans fields. Sifigle admission, 25c. An inquest was held- in the sheriff's office today by a coroner's Jur.v consist ing of William Alstorn, W. T. Schaeffer. J. D. Coddington. Joseph Wilcox, Ed ward Perkins and H. C. Lindsay, over the murder of the man whose body was found on the Union Pacific tracks Just the other side of the Three Bridges on Monday morning, June 24. No identification of this murdered man has ever been made and the coun ty authorities have been unable to ob tain any evidence to connect any one with the crime, so the inquest today was purely formal. Dr. Keith and Dr. Bandel, who performed an autopsy on the body gave their opinions to the Jury that the man had died from a gun shot wound in th? head and the jury return ed a verdict to this effect and also that the wound had been made .from a re volver In the hands of a person un known. There are two th-oris concerning this murder, which probably never will be solved. One is that the man was mur dered in some dive here in town and his body taken to the place where it was found and plac.! on the railroad track where a train could hit it, and thus the murder could possibly be cov ered up. The other is that the man was killed in a fight in a box car, either with hobo pals or members of a train crew, and that his body'was thrown oft the train at the spot where it was found. S; Barnum. Pioneer Tonekn 1 nrr-hant. Who Died Today. He opened a store at 617 Kansas ave nue in September, 1869, and was con tinually in business at that location, then know as Union Hall until 1904,when ne sold his store and a vear later retired from active business, giving his time to his large property interests in the city. He occupied the same building as a clothing and dry goods store contin uously for a period of 35 years. Mr. Barnum was known as an enter prising, progressive citizen and assist ed materially in the upbuilding of the cuy wnicn was Dut little more than a village at the time he opened his store at 617 Kansas avenue. At the time of his death he was the owner of consider able valuable Topeka property consist ing of residence property and a flat at the corner of Huntoon street and To peka avenue. He is survived by his wife and a fam ily consisting of four sons and two daughters, all of whom are residents of this city with the exception of his daughter, Mrs. H. Kahn, who resides in St. Louis but who has been at her father's home since his first illness in May. Arrangements for the funeral which will be held in this city will not be completed until the arrival of sev eral relatives who have been communi cated with by the family. t hfrm t : M t v - m U V 'X Kl ft . - ; ! $10 Suits If ever grace, distinction, fit, wear and ail-arouna - excellence were compressed in a suit they are in these fancy Worsteds and Blue Serges. They are shapely and have tone. We stand behind every suit with our personal guarantee for fit, style and entire satisfaction. We Make It Right Get a better suit. Get more style. Get more satisfaction and save $2.50 from other special reduction sales by buying one of these CJ f suits. Our price ip 1 U Talk About Your - $1.00 Shirts See Paxton's Special We are showing the best One Dollar Shirt in the' city. The most attractive patterns finest quality, the latest coat or plain style. Don't pay $1.50, $L10 or even $1 QC. Buy it here tomorrow for.. OJu Bigr Underwear Sale Here we are again with a big sale of Underwear. We will make you wish you need some, even if you don't. Judge this quality for yourself 25c each or 45c suit. Straw Hats All $2.50, $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00 Tuesday $1.98, $1.79, $1.25, 5c. We offer these as a special sale ef our finest quality of straw hats. All correct shapes in yachts and telescopes, not overstocked, but a general clean up. Take advantage of these prices. Tomorrow $1.98, $1.79, $1.25, 85c. Cool Comfortable Coats Alpacas, Blue Serges If you don't get next to one of these coats, the hot sun of July and August is going to get next to you. Prices reduced. A. $1.75 Black Alpaca Coat... $1.59 A $2.25 Black Alpaca Coat $1.98 A $3.95 Pure Wool Serge Coat, $3.25. MR. RICE IS SLOW. St. Joseph Pavinsr Contractor Doesn't Seem to Be In a Hurry. NOTHING TO IT. Story About Japanese Spies Had Xo Foundation in Fact. Washington. July 15. Both men who were reported to have been as rested as Japanese spies were de tained a short time, but were released, according to the official report re ceived here. In the first case the Jap panes.; detained at the direction of the officer at Fort Rosecrans was acting in a suspicious manner near a prominent part of the fortifications. He had in his possession a memorandum pad but an examination revealed the fact that there were not any notations on it. The man is believed to have been identified with one of the Japanese restaurants in San Francisco. There being no incriminating evidence found on him he was put aboard a steamer at Fort Rosecrans and sent to San I Francisco. In the second instance of reported arrest the act occurred at the Mare Island navy yard and not at Fort Rosecrans. In this case the Jap anese was found examining the power house and was escorted out of the yard. Charges that H. N. Rice of St. Joseph, who has got the major part of the new paving contracted for by the city this year, is trifling with the city adminis tration were made today by city offi cials who want the paving in North To peka hurried. It is stated by those interested in the paving contract that the brick will be shipped into Topeka on the 22nd and that paving operations will commence immediately afterwards. The brick to be used will be from St. Joseph, H. N. Rice claiming that he could not get a favorable figure from the local manufacturers. A part of the delay in commencing on the part of Rice has been attributed by him to a failure to secure rates for his brick from St. Joseph to this city. This rate has now been secured. Charles Ramsey, who has the con tract for North Kansas avenue from the Melan bridge to Gordon street, has haul ed his brick in place and is ploughing ud the old asphalt pavement. The contract for this work was let about two weeks later than that of Rice and the delay on the part of Rice has the couneilmen from the tnrst w?.ra worried. TRIED TO HANG HIMSELF Made a Noose of His Handkerchief and Tied It to CeU Bars. HERE'S A QUEER DEAL. City of Mineral Sued for Fourth of July Runaway Accident. Mineral. July 15. A. H. Roycroft has filed a claim of $500 against the city of Mineral for damage sustained bv his horse and bugsry in a runaway caused by the shooting of firecrackers the night before the Fourth. The horse was left tied back of the Burke drug store at the time, when several boys commenced shoot'ng crackers near it. The result was tri it became frightened and tore loose from the post to which it was fasten ed. In accomplishing this it kicked violently and succeeded in smashing the buggy into a shapeless pile of kindling. The horse was injured and practically ruined in the attempt to free itself. "Hoot mon. The Kilties are coming." State Journal, 10c a Week- New Orleans, July 15. Tony Costa, one of the Italians placed on trial to day in St. Charles parish, charged with the kidnaping and murder of eight-vear-old Walter Lamama, made an un successful attempt to hang himself in the parish prison here today. Taking a big pocket handkerchier ne Knotted it around his neck and then made it fast to the grating of his cell door, while on his tiptoes. Throwing him self back, he succeeded in strangling himself into unconsciousness but . was discovered in time to save his life. Prison officials then ordered that all of the maile prisoners -held in connec tion with the case be stripped and left nude until time to take them to Hahn ville. ' . NO ARRESTS MADE. War Department Has a Report on the Fort Rosecrp.ns Incident. Washington, July 15. A telegraphic report came to the war department over Sunday from Califorina regarding the reported arrest of two Japanese at Fort Rosecrans. one of whom, it is al leged, was making sketches of plans of the fortifications there, and another, who, it is said. had a blue print of some portions of the works. Adjutant General Ainsworth. who was acting secretary of war. declined to make public the report except to say there had been no arrests. Major Gatchell is -in : command at Fort Rosecrans. Special Shoes for Tuesday's Selling Men's Work Shoes Made up in heavy seal .. grain, seamless leather, cap toe, . lace style, solid sole leather inner soles and counters, for hard wear they have no equal. Extra good values at $2.50, special at $2.25 Men's Heavy Calf Shoes Built for hard service; made up with extra heavy oak soles. The vamp seams are reinforced with extra stitching, which makes them just as good as seamless shoes; cap toe, lace style. Every pair1 guaranteed to give good satisfaction. Good $2.50 value. Our price $2.25, special at. $2.15 Boys' Vict Kid Dress Shoes Narrow exten sion oak sewed, soles, made, up in first grade .stock throughout. Ken regularly ror $z, .special . r $1.05 Little Ght's Shoes Made up in fine vici -stock, with extra heavy oak sewed soles, lace and hook style) patent tip, made over broad comfortable last. Sell ,at $1.50, special at $1.25 Women's Shoes-r-Vici kid leather, made with black canvas tops, extension oak sewed soles, lace J style, strfctly solid throughout, every pair guaranteed to give good service, $1.50 shoe, special at $1.25 Misses' Slioes Male up in vici kid stock, with heavy extension oak sewed soles, lace style, solid throughout, low school heels sell at $1.50, special $1.25 Hardware and House Furnishings 2-qt. granite Sauce Pan, double coated, best quality. Sale price 19c Granite Dinner Bucket, has cuf fee compartment, a good 98c value. Sale price, 79c. No. 8 nickel plated copper Tea Kettle, cheap at $1.25. Two days' price, 98c. Coffee Pot, 3 pint size, best qual ity granite ware worth 39c. Sale price Diamond Edge Saws, made of the finest spring steel; no better made. Everyone warranted.' 26-in. size for $1.65; 24-in. $1.55. U. & B. Hammers, nothing better made; fully guaranteed. Two days' special, 60c. Woven Wire Springs, hard wood frame, $1.50 value. Special, $1.19. Wetherby Chisels, everyone war ranted. Per set of 12 in a box, $7.50. 12-penny weight, silver placed Knives and Forks, best ever sold ror the price. Special this sale, per set, $3.39. Guaranteed ready mixed Paint, all colors, per gallon, $1.25. Sanitar- Steel Couches, diamond weave spring, strong and comfort able. $4.00 values, this sale, $3.69. Tapestry Brussels Rug. 8-3x10-6 and 9x12. We claim his to be the beet tap rug on the ..larket, the pattern and colors are attractive. For this sale we price them at reduced prices. $10.50 and $11.50. ! TIE INDIES' HOMiUOURNALPATTERNS Home Journal Fashion Sheets for August are Now in. Ask for One. They r.re Free. Women's Shirt Waists, 85c Made of sheer white i lawn, open in back, three-quarter sleeve, lace and embroidery trimmed, $1.25 value to go Tuesday for 19c Sheer Dress Goods The materials in this department must necessarily be of the most stylish types to be had, for we bought them after the sea son -was well advanced. The prices quoted below are much under the present value. Holly Batiste, 10c There is no better 15c wash fab ric on the market our patterns are new and suitable for any kind of waist, dress or skirt. f r Per yard 1U0 Paris Tissue, 15c ' Coin spot Organdie and Swiss Plumetis plaid and rose patterns a soft, silky material for shirt waists and dresses some of you paid 25c for these materials on credit. This sale per t yard 1 UL " Sheer Woven Swisses, 1 9c In brown and black checked pat terns and metalic dots that guar anteed to launder marked Q to sell at 25c. Per yard.... lUU Silk Mouseline, 27c And Toulon Silk in the newest shades of brown and and the choicest patterns r worth 50c per yard very blue 27c Standard Book Fold Percale Dark ground with small patterns. Worth 10c; per 71.n yard I Plain White French Lawn 48 in. wide make note of that 4 8 inches wide a credit store bargain at 35c. Here per yard 23c White Dotted Swiss, 19c Cambric Drawers, 19c Trimmed with lace and tucks closed and open styles not more than 2 pairs to the custom er. Per pair Muslin Gowns, 47c You could not buy the material in these gowns for the price we are going to ask for the ready made garments come in and get AJ ft one of them for Tt i J Muslin Petticoats, 59c This is a full length garment having a lace trimmed flounce. You can make money on one of these at 59c White Lisle Gloves, 59c Plain or lace pattern, elbow length, pair. . . Per 59c White Wash Belts, 10c Pretty pearl buckles with gilt mounting, adjustable clasp f fin worth 25c, each 1UO Infants' Lace Hose, 10c An excellent material for sum mer waists and dresses our': 25c numbers per v yard . . . . i 19c Persian Lawn, 122C You know how comfortable a white waist is of this material. This quality is worth luc. lLg Tuesday, per yard it'l India Linon, 10c We want you to come and see this we sell this number at 15c, and customers tell us it is the best in town for the money. f f n Per yard i Jj Bleached Muslin, 7-c If we bought this by the bale we would pay 8c per yard for it full 36 in. wide not more than 20 yds. to the customer. n Per yard Corset Covers, 19c Trimmed with embroidery edge 19c and laced with baby ribbon worth 25c Apron Ginghams, 5c Blue and white check worth 7c by the case, per C yard. . made of silk lisle and have fancy cord 25c value per n. pair; 1UU Women's Gauze Union Suits, 17c Made "of bleached cotton, low neck, sleeveless, with tape a 25c bargain. Per suit.'. .. . . -I :Wc 17c 10c omen's Gauze Vests, 10c Fancy ribbed, made of soft bleached cotton, laced with mer cerized tape 15c value ' Women's Gauze Lisle Hose, 10c Splendid weight for summer, and a be flyer very special Per pair 10c Children's Hose, 10c Medium rib, double knee, splic ed heel and toe, guaranteed fast black. Per Pair ...lUC Women's Panama Skirts, $3.95 Some of this season's best de signs, plaited and button trimmed beauties to wear with shirt waists worth up to $8. fflo AC Choice IpO.yO Women's Jacket Suits, $9.95 A neat skirt to wear with shirt waists and Eton jacket for the cool evenings $lo.00 values $9.95 Drugs and Medicines . Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Regular $1.00 size to morrow for 85c. Swamp Root $1.00 bottles, 79c. Horlick's Malted Milk Large size bottle, 85c. Borax Mulo Team. 1 pound, 12c Painc's Celery Compound An ideal summer medicine. $1.00 bat tles, 85o. Sea Salt Castile Soap To intro duce it to our trade, in this sale, per cake, le. Herptcide (Best for the hair $1.00 bottles, 85c. Owl Cigars, 3 for 10c Sixth and Quincy. AXT0 4 PA3 TON Sixth and Quincy. 4 MISSOURI PACIFIC FIGHTS Enjoins Railroad Beard From forcing Terminnl Order. En- Suit was instituted in the distri.-t court of Shawnee county today by the Missouri Pacific Railway company to restrain the state board of railroad commissioners from attempting to en force its order compelling the Missouri Pacific and other railroad companies a the state to establish certain terminal facilities in Kansas City, Kan., as is piovided for by an act of the last leg islature. The petition in this important suit which in several of its particulars. questions the Jurisdiction of the state railroad commission over the affairs of any railroad doing an interstate busi ness, was filed this morning with R. T-. Thomas, clerk of the district court. Vntil the suit can be tried and the ouestions involved adjudicated, neither tne .Missouri Pacific nor the other rail roads in the state will have to take any steps to comply with the order of the commissioners compelling them to establish the terminal facilities, in question, at Kansas City, Kan. ine pevirioning pacers are signed by Balie P. Waggener. of Atchison, gen eral attorney for the Missouri Pacific, and they ask that the board of rail road commissioners be restrained from enforcing the terminal facilities order on the grounds that it is unreasonable and unlawful because the act of the legislature making the order possible is unconstitutional and void. It is set up in the petition that this legislative act is unconstitutional be cause it denies to the Missouri Pacific and the other railroad companies in the state which are affected by it, the equal protection of law and attempt9 to confer on the commissioners power and authority to take and appropriate property and revenue of the railroad companies for public use and benefit.. Then there is the further allegation set up in the petition that the Mis souri Pacific is a common carrier doing an interstate business and is subject to the provisions of the federal inter state commerce act and that by vir tue of the provisions of this federal statute the state board of railroad com missioners have no power, authority or Jurisdiction to make, promulgate and enforce such an order. A further claim is made that a com pliance with the order by the Missouri Pacific would compel it to expend large sums of money unnecessarily and with out any Just or reasonable compensa tion to it and that its revenues c.n not sufficient to justify any order com pelling the establishment of additional terminal facilities in Kansas City. Kan., as it already has adequate ons there now. ' - : Declaration is made in the tfetltior. that the act passed by the legislature providing for the establishment of these terminal facilities was enacfed into law for the sole purpose of giving the board of railroad " commissioners Jurisdiction of certain interstate -ats which are properly under the regulation of the federal government. The constitutionality of the legisla tive act is also attacked in tha peti tion because it is alleged to be an at tempt on the part of the legislature to surrender and delegate powers to a subordinate agency which it has no right to do under the provisions of the constitution. RACE TO AUSTRALIA. Long Contest Begun by Two Steamers Sailin- From New York. New York, July 15. A race to Aus tralia as in the old days but by steam, not by sail has just been begun from this port. Two heavily laden freight steamers, one a German and the other British are the racers. The former ts the Elbring which is in the service of the Tyser line and her rival, the Boliv ian, of the United States and Australia line. There is keen rivalry between these companies in sending freight to the Antipodes. The two vessels will make one of the longest ocean rune in the world from here to St. Vincent, Cape Verde islands, where they will coal, and thence around the Cape of Good Hope to Freemantle, West Australia. It will probably be fifty-five days before they reach Freemantle. The ships left this port Sunday within a few minutes of each other. WILL CUT IT SHORT. Trial of Italians for Kidnaping and Murder Begins. Hahnville. La., July 15. Including the impanelling of a Jury which began today less than a week is expected to suffice for the trial of the four Ital ians for the kidnaping and murder of Walter Lamama, a New Orleans child. Not only does public sentiment make a speedy trial desirable, but there are not enough accommodations here for even the officials whose presence Is necessary. The Jury will be com pelled to camp out on improvised beds in one of the court rooms. It is the prosecution's aim to show that the strangling of the boy was only an incident among many blackmailing schemes on foot among the Italian population of this section. The four prisoners were brought here today from New Orleans, where they have been since their arrest. They will re main during the trial in the court house 1ail, which stands in a sugar cane field, with no house excepting the sheriff's within half a mile. The pris oners are I.aacio Campisciano and his wife Maria, Collagero Genduza and Tony Costa. Campisciano Is the man, who, under compulsion, led a possa Into the swamp where the boy's body was concealed. Meet me at the Chautauqua.