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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, IflAIECH 18,1908.
5 YOTJK RAHROAD FARE REFUNDED TS PART OR WHOLE IF YOU 1RADE AT THIS STORE. ' THE WARREN M. CROSBY CO. ! Established 1881. The Store of Dependable Merchandise. Incorporated 1907. j " -- An Attractive Display of New Wash Fabrics" j ' ' ' This week we place on sale our new spring and summer Colored "Wash Goods 2 foreign and domestic weaves the choicest productions of the season, many of which exhibit all the splendid effects of the most expensive fabrics, yet are within t the reach of all, the prices being very reasonable. We have given much time to t selecting and gathering together this fine array of high class Wash Dress Goods, t and now cordially invite you to the feast of good things. t 15c a Yard New Batiste Organdies.Dim ities and Wash Suitings. You'll ba pleased with these. Many of them are worth" one-third more. The colors are wash able, the designs all new. Banzai Silks 50c a Yd. In the new all silk finish, a complete range of plain colors, also some new fancies, are de sirable for reception and party gowns. Very serviceable and will wash. 30c, 35c, 39c a Yard Many imported as well as do meetio fabrics in medium and in light weights. New designs in new color combinations, at tractive and serviceable. We have every reason to be proud of this assortment. Special A case assortment of new Nov elty Suitings, new browns, blues, tans and gravs, checks and striped effects, nice for ladies' shirt waist suits and house dresses for girls' school dresses, worth 15c, special, a yard 10c. 25c a Yard At this price we have a great variety of weaves, copies of the higher class fabrics many of them. All are real bargains. In the collection you will find materials suited to all uses and designs and colors for all dress occasions. ' Colored Dress Linens ' Have won a prominent place in the wash goods world. This season we are better prepared to supply your wants. Our stock is larger and more va ried. A full line of plain ool ors, also some pretty fancies. The prices range from 19c to 75c a yard. Arnold Fabrics We have a nice collection of the Arnold Print Works Fab rics and recommend them be cause of their wearing and washing qualities. Ask for Arnold Magazine of Fabrics and Fashions at Wash Goods Department for making up these new Wash Goods. 50c,59c, 65c, 75c a Yd. Imported Colored Wash Fab rics, some of which would feel at home in a silk stock. The colors are washable, so they have been assigned to the wash goods seotion. Also many all cotton fabrics in ex clusive designs. LANDED ON A CAR. Man Attempts Suicide by Jumping Down Elevator Shaft. Chicago, March 18. George B. Mc Guire, who said he recently had been manager of the Park and Duval hotels at Jacksonville, Fla., attempted to kill himself by jumping1 down an elevator shaft from the seventh floor of the Auditorium building. He landed on an ascending car at the fourth floor and was not injured seriously. McGuire admitted he had Jumped down the shaft with suicidal intent. He was taken to the Harrison street police station, where he acted so strangely that his hands and feet were strapped to a chair to prevent him. from trying again to end his life by butting his head against the walls of his cell. In explanation of his despondency, McGuire said he had been drinking heavily for a year and his bibulous habits had caused him to lose his good position in Florida. Soon after he ar rived in Chicago he became intoxica ted. He will be examined by physi cians at the police station. "HONEST JIM" WINS. Village Blacksmith Elected Mayor for the Third Time. New Tork, March 18. "Honest Jim" Reilly, the village blacksmith of North Pelham, one of New York's most popu lar suburbs, has been elected president of the village for the third time by the largest majority he has ever received. The women and children of the village made an enthusiastic campaign in his favor, the reason for their activity be ing that Reilly organized a uniformed police force and rid the village of toughs who formerly congregated on the street corners and made insulting remarks to women. They met every train into North Pelham and no com muter escaped them before he had been to the polls and cast his vote. When the result was announced a great crowd of people, including many women and girls marched to the smithy and cheer ed Reilly to the echo. When Reilly was first elected the vil lage was heavily in debt. He has paid off every cent of it and there is a snug balance in the treasury. He refused to announce a platform or make any promises. Aristocratic Pelham has been inclined to scoff at the unlettered blacksmith, but his sterling honesty, force of character and executive ability has been so clearly demonstrated that many of the wealthy residents lined up for him at the polls yesterday. His political success has made no change in the blacksmith. He works at his anvil every day. STAYED ONLY FIFTY MINUTES. Woman Placed In a Hospital Wanders Away and Is Killed. ' Chicago, March 18. Fifty minutes after she had been intrusted to the care of a nurse in the Wesley hospital last night Mrs. Marie Woods walked out of the institution, and, after a peril ous climb to the top of the railroad tracks at Clark and Sixteenth streets, was run down by a southbound Chi cago & Eastern Illinois train. The body was identified by nurses from the hos pital, who had notified the police of the disappearance and had Instituted search for her. Mrs. Woods was takei to the place by her mother, Mrs. Anna Leibecke, with whom she had been liv ing for three weeks. Because of her nervous condition her mind had be come affected, it is said. Mrs. Woods had been separated from her husband, a merchant, for two years. Chicago Registration. Chicago, March 18. Registration for the aldermanic election April 7 and the primary election, August 8, placed 64, 553 names on the enrollment books yes terday, a total much In excess of that which had been expeoted. Two years ago, when this was the last similar registration for an off-year aldermanic election when there were no candidates except for the city council the new registration was 49,251. BREAKFAST WITHOUT COFFEE might seem a hardship to some, but when the harm done by caffeine the drug in coffee is considered, its absence should be counted a good thing. Another "good thing" is POSTU M the health-beverage, made from wheat, skillfully roasted to bring out the delightful flavour and the food-elements of the grain. In making Postum the vital phosphates, plac ed by Nature up' under the bran-coat of the wheat, are carefully retained for , rebuilding worn-out brain and nerve cells. Postum builds up what coffee tears down, and "There's a Reason" SAVED HER BABIES. Mrs. Anthony Fiala Then Turned in a Fire Alarm. New York, March 18. When smoke last night began to fill the house in Brooklyn occupied by Mrs. Anthony Fiala, wife of the Arctic explorer who led the Ziegler expedition on a search for the Pole. Mrs. Fiala ran to the third floor, where her three children were asleep and wrapping them in an Eskimo robe, carried them down to the street. Then she sent in a fire alarm. The firemen had little trouble in extinguishing a small fire that had started in the basement and which did $300 damage. On the top floor of the house were stored the records of the Ziegler expedition as well as many souvenirs of the trip, valued at $5,000 by Mr. Fiala. These were not injured. WOMAN DOCTOR CONVICTED. Was Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Impersonating a Reporter. Chicago, March 18. Dr. Harriet A. Hook, head physician of the Lincoln (Illinois) asylum for feebleminded children, has been found technically guilty by Municipal Judge Torrison of disorderly conduct. Sentence was de ferred. The case grew out of Dr. Hook's mysterious visit, clothed in padded garments, a black wig- over her blond hair, her eyebrows darkened, and representing herself as a newspaper reporter, at the home of Benjamin Giroux, father . of Frank M. Glroux. the 18-year-old boy whose terrible in juries last December at the Lincoln asylum started an investigation of the state asylums. The lad fell on a hot radiator while in an epileptic fit. SAVED OliD "SWIMMIN' HOLE." Court Holds That Riley's Boyhood Haunt Can't Be Disturbed. Chicago, March 18. A dispatch to the Tribune from Indianapolis, IncL, says: The attempt to convert Brandy-wine creek into a ditch, thus destroying the identity of "the old swimmin' hole," which James Whitcomb Riley has made famous in one of his poems under that title, was defeated by a decision of the supreme court. The movement was started by citi zens of Grenfleld and was bitterly fought by others. Dr. Riley being asked to use his influence to prevent the de struction of his favorite boyhood haunts. The court holds that the stream can not be converted into a ditch because the necessity for it has not been made apparent by the petitioners. COFFEYVrLLE ELECTRIC. Line to Lawrence Is Being Laid Out by Force of Surveyors. CofCeyville, Kan., March 18 The Kansas Traction company, a corpora tion chartered about a year ago, has placed a force of surveyors in the field to lay out an electric line from here to Lawrence with branches from Lawrence to Topeka and Kansas City. It is esti mated that the Kne will be 210 miles long and that its total cost will aver age $23,000 a mile. Paul Julian, until a few weeks ago city engineer of Indian apolis, Ind., has charge of the survey. The project is said to be financed. FEW POPULISTS THERE. The Party Makes a Poor Showing at Oklahoma Convention. Guthrie, Okla., March 18. Only a few delegates of the Populist party were on hand in response to Chair man Jacobs' call for a state conven tion to select delegates to the national convention at St. Louis. The party has almost ceased to exist, there be ing no county organization in many of the counties, while many who be lieve in the tenets of the party, ques tion the validity of the call. Dele gates will be selected and. platform of principles adopted at this after noon's and evening's sessions. TENERIFFE. ISLES. A Kansas Youth lias a Yisit in a Far Country. Edward Walton on a Voyage to New Zealand. LAND OF LAZY PEOPLE Spends a Day in Santa Cruz and Sees Strange Sights. Women Are the Favorite Beasts of Burden There. Sterling, Kan., March 18. An inter esting letter has been received here from Edward C. Walton, an old Ster ling boy. He is en route from Eng land to the South Sea. He says in part: Thinking that news from this part of the world might possibly be of inter est, I am going to try and describe to you the island of Teneriffe, at which place I arrived yesterday, and the events of the voyage on the way to Wellington, New Zealand. First of all I must say that we left London Aug ust 22, and have been very fortunate so far in having had a smooth passage all the way, arriving at Teneriffe, 1,760 miles south, in eight days. It is a fine sight . entering Santa Cruz, the harbor of the island. The town lies at the foot of steep hills in a semi-circular bay and the low white houses flanked on one side by the sea and by mountains on every other make a sight never to be forgotten. The place belongs to Spain, which is evi dent the moment you land or rather, as soon as the steamer drops anchor in the bay, as a crowd of boats im mediately puts out from the quay fill ed with brown skinned, gesticulating Spaniards, hoping to fleece the passen gers before their fellow townsmen can go through them. First of all though we have to pass the quarantine officer who comes aboard from his steam launch. Hav ing satisfied himself that we have a clean bill of health he leaves the ship and we are at the mercy of the peo ple who crowd on board and from the appearance of the majority of them it is very questionable whether our rec ord of health will be as good at the next port. There are men with fruit to sell, grapes, bananas, prickly pears, green figs, peaches and apples at 18 to 25 cents a basket. The top layer good and the rest spoiled. Then there is the man with the picture postcards of the place, who is everywhere, also boys who dive from boats for coins thrown from the ship, and get them every time, the water being so clear that their bodies can be seen at almost any depth. ) As the steam launches are now fill ing up with passengers anxious to go ashore after our . week at sea, we get in and in a few minutes are landed at the quay. Santa Cruz is the capital of Teneriffe and has 23,0000 inhabitants. The greater part of the town is com posed of narrow, - badly paved street with shuttered gloomy houses on eith er side; but there r are several fine houses and hotels in one quarter, which I hear are usually filled with visitors in the winter months. After having lunch at one of the hotels a party of us from the ship took the elec tric car for Laguna a town of 10,000 inhab itants, and at one time the capital of the Canary Archipelago The car, the only modern idea one sees, and it must have been one of the first made, has to climb 2,000 feet to the town, which cannot be more than four miles from Santa Cruz. The track winds in and out of the hills, at one time overhanging a precipice and at another almost tying itself in a knot. Our car, like the people, is in no hurry, and when a citizen in an energetic frame of mind pulled into a street ahead of us with a load of furniture, our driver and conductor sat down and smoked until he had finished unloading it into a house, when after finishing a little controversy of their own with some people looking on, bv the way they are very proficient at doing this, wa started and in a little less than an hour reached Laguna. The show place here is the cathedral where there is some really wonderful wood carving dat ing back 400 years. If ever farming was carried out under difficulties it is done so here for they have to make their farms before they can cultivate them. They are literally carved out of the precipitous sides of the hills, and the volcanic rocks that are picked up are used to make terrace walls, so that a farm is like a step ladder, some of the steps being not more than six feet wide. Beside this slight inconvenience it had not rained here for the last six months. Of course everything has to be done by hand work and I saw many places where they were flailing out wheat by hand from a small stack. The women seem to be the favorite beasts of burden carrying every thing imaginable on their heads. One thing noticed particularly- among the very primitive surroundings, that being several iron mills with the name of a well known American Manufacturing company on them. On the way back we visited the bull ring, the fruit market and the cathedral of the Concepoioce, contanng flags lost by Nelson during his attack on the town, and which they take great pleasure in showng to the Englsh. Wherever you go, however, you cannot get away from the idea that it is a poverty stricken place. A flock of beggars follows you everywhere, whose only English word is penny, and as they did not get any from us it is "SOOD ClOTKZS'STOSi f rrm. 7W Smart but not freakish Many of our discriminating patrons have compli mented us upon accomplishing that desirable "happy medium" in clothes which permits us to present all the smart refined elements of clothes correctness without the cheapening touch of grotesque " freakishness. " Naturally in a display so large and comprehensive aa ours, you will find some styles that are more extreme than others but we are pleased to say that even our most extreme ones are entirely free from the coarse and inartistic features which impart to the wearer an appearance of being overdressed. "We call your particular attention to our very extensive exhibition of tasteful, smart designs in men's spring suits, overcoats and raincoats at $15, $20 and $25 We consider these . garments the most perfect specimens of artistic designing and expert tailoring ever offered at such a price. (MADE BY HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX) T ill RxH-r 'T ill i '-- 1 1 YOUR hat needs fully provided for in our comnlete r - -ut w uvvi - Almost 60 hat styles at $3. Cro fut & Knapp hats, for which you will pay $3.50 elsewhere. Full crown stiff hat shapes and drop tip soft hat fashions. A great showing $3. All kinds of John. B. Stetson hats at $3.50. John B. Stetson "Special" hats at $5, here exclu sively. Stetson's real nutria, $6. Stetson's 3X beaver hats, $8. Some exclusively controlled lines. Mossant Freres et Vallon soft hats, $4, in which King Edward green seems to be the "popular shade. Tress & Co., London, stiff hats, $5. Knapp Felt stiff hats, $4, and Knapp-Felt De Luxe derby s, $6. Rich permanent coloring not af fected by weather or climate. RUSH FOR CALIFORNIA FRUIT FARM LMDS Thousands of Acres Are to Be Thrown Open Los Angeles, March 17. Under a new system of colonizing, 25,000 acres of California fruit and farm lands are now offered to the public. By this new plan actual settlement is not compul sory. - You can have your land im proved and cultivated without leaving your present business until ready. Any person having 150 or more can secure five to forty acres without any pay ment for the land and for small outlay can have their land cultivated, set to fruit trees and guaranteed a profit of not less than 25 an acre. If you will write to the National Homestead As sociation, 616 Chamber of Commerce building, Los Angeles, Cal., inclosing 25 cents, money or Btamps, they will send you the National Homestead, a monthly publication, six months, their new plan book and free land certificate. These publications are worth hundreds of dollars to those seeking to better their condition: They tell how $100 to $500 per acre can be made from Cali fornia orchards' and farms. The op portunity is unusual and will bring in dependence or modest fortune to those seeking it, or those desiring to make a home in the genial clime of Southern California, near Los Angeles. No Better Meat products can be had than those of the Ohas. Wolff Pkg. Co. Evexy detail is carefully looked after ,and you are assured of absolute purity and cleanliness. ALL DEALERS SELL WOLFF'S PRODUCTS 1 1 I I'M 1 1 II t Ask Your Grocer I I for I i i muni A striking portrait of Admiral Evans and his son. Lieutenant Frank Taylor Evans, taken on the quarterdeck of the flagship Connecticut. There is a striking facial resemblance between the head of the big fleet and his son. Particularly have they the same firm mouth and Jaw. nrobably fortunate that we did not un derstand Spanish. , But it is time that we leave Tor tne snip again as she is due to sail in less than an hour for another two weeks run of 4,444 miles to Cape Town. A FALL BROKE HIS NECK. $1,000 was accompanied by a note which said that his gift was "an ex pression of his appreciation of the noble service and heroic character of those brave men whose lives are so constantly in peril on behalf of their fellow men." A Kansas City, Kansas, Railroad Man Stumbled to His Death. Kansas City, Kan., March 18. Robert Smyth, 35 years old. a railroad man, whose home was in Rock Island place, fell in South Eighteenth street last night and broke his neck. He died in a few minutes. Early last night Smyth went to visit a house at 307 South Eighteenth street, in which lay the body of his friend, William Oudekirk who died yesterday. On entering the death chamber Smyth was beside himself with grief. He approached the body of his friend and was about to disturb it. Other friends of the dead man re monstrated. He ran down the steps and across the street toward his home. In the middle of the street he stumbled and fell. Friends ran to assist him.- A slight bruise on the forehead was the only injury noticeable. A physioian was summoned, but Smyth waa dying. The fall had broken his neck. Rockefeller Gives $1,000. New York, March 18. John D. Rockefeller yetserday subscribed $1, 000 to the Kruger and Firemen's fund. With this and other subscriptions re ceived on Tuesday the fund has been brouarht to the errand total of $22.- 569.13. Mr. Rockefeller's check for Another Tetrazzini to Be Heard. New Tork, March 18. A coming operatic event that is exciting interest is the announced reappearance upon the opera stage in New York of Mme, Clefonts Campanini, wife of the con ductor of the Manhattan opera house, known on the stage as Eva Tetraz zini, and sister of Luisa Tetrazzini, the well known colorature soprano, now singing with the Hammerstein com pany. Mme. Campanini has not been heard here since 1888. when she sang in "Othello," with Italo Campanini as tenor at the Academy of Music. On her reappearance, March 27, she will sing in Giordano's "Andrea Chenier." Portland. Oregon. Everj- night at 7:35 a Pullman tour ist sleeping; car leaves Topeka via the Union Pacific R. R. which goes through tc Portland, Oregon, without change. There is no better way to reach all of the great Pacific north Makes blood and muscle faster than any other remedy. Gives health, strength and vitality. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea towerB above all other remedies for mak ing sick people well, and well people "weller." 35c. Tea or tablets. Fred T. Walker. The Prudential Trust company often for sale high class, carefully selected and inspected Kansas municipal bonda nontaxable. $65,189.00 Individual deposits in 65 business days. A good starter, don't you think? German-American STATE BANK Third and Kansas Ave. - Just Keep it in your mind that this store is here for you t for we keep it in our minds 1 F. A. SNOW ....623.... Kansas Ave. The Time to Prepare For Death is While You . are Living. The National Life Insurance Co. Prepares You for the Future . Dead or Alive. Talk it over with E W. THOMPSON Room 20, Colombian Bldg. . There are a great many bar gains advertised tonight.. 1