THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1907.
S. BARNUf.l DEAD.
Pioneer Topeka MerchantPasses
Bargains for This Afternoon and Tomorrow at Paxtoii's!
This Big Cash Store Always Offers You Opportunities That Mean a Saving of Money.
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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
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
Has Been Sick Since May With
HE CAME HERE IN 1S69.
Opened a Store in Union Hall
Leaves a Widow, Four Sons and
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.
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HOSTS OF ELKS.
Largest Grand IiOdgo Sleeting in
History of the Order.
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
The convention of the grand lodge will
be formally opened at the Grand opera
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
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.
3 p. m. 8 p. m.
m. Devotional Hour.
m. Bible Lecture. Dr.
W. M. Patten,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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,
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
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
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
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
TRIED TO HANG HIMSELF
Made a Noose of His Handkerchief and
Tied It to CeU Bars.
HERE'S A QUEER DEAL.
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
"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
Special Shoes for
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'
Coffee Pot, 3 pint size, best qual
ity granite ware worth 39c. Sale
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'
Woven Wire Springs, hard wood
frame, $1.50 value. Special, $1.19.
Wetherby Chisels, everyone war
ranted. Per set of 12 in a box,
12-penny weight, silver placed
Knives and Forks, best ever sold ror
the price. Special this sale, per
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
! TIE INDIES' HOMiUOURNALPATTERNS
Fashion Sheets for August are Now in. Ask for One.
They r.re Free.
Made of sheer white i
lawn, open in back,
lace and embroidery
trimmed, $1.25 value
to go Tuesday for
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
Standard Book Fold Percale
Dark ground with small patterns.
Worth 10c; per 71.n
Plain White French Lawn
48 in. wide make note of that
4 8 inches wide a credit store
bargain at 35c. Here per
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
White Lisle Gloves, 59c
Plain or lace pattern, elbow
pair. . .
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
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
Corset Covers, 19c
Trimmed with embroidery edge
and laced with baby ribbon
Apron Ginghams, 5c
Blue and white check worth 7c
by the case, per C
made of silk lisle and have fancy
cord 25c value per n.
Women's Gauze Union Suits,
Made "of bleached cotton, low
neck, sleeveless, with tape a 25c
suit.'. .. . .
omen's Gauze Vests, 10c
Fancy ribbed, made of soft
bleached cotton, laced with mer
15c value '
Women's Gauze Lisle Hose,
Splendid weight for summer, and
a be flyer very special
Children's Hose, 10c
Medium rib, double knee, splic
ed heel and toe, guaranteed fast
Women's Panama Skirts,
Some of this season's best de
signs, plaited and button trimmed
beauties to wear with shirt
waists worth up to $8. fflo AC
Women's Jacket Suits, $9.95
A neat skirt to wear with shirt
waists and Eton jacket for the cool
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
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
MISSOURI PACIFIC FIGHTS
Enjoins Railroad Beard From
forcing Terminnl Order.
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
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
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
WILL CUT IT SHORT.
Trial of Italians for Kidnaping and
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
Meet me at the Chautauqua.
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